India accuses Pakistan of firing at civilian areas

New Delhi: The Indian Army on Wednesday said Pakistan Army again targeted the Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs and heavy artillery guns despite “our warning not to target civilian areas.” In contrast, it said India is targeting only terrorist infrastructure away from civilian areas to avoid civilian casualties.

Its spokesman Lt Col Mohit Vaishnava, however, said the overall situation along the Line of Control (LoC) remains “relatively calm.” He said the Pakistan Army resorted in the last 24 hours to intense and unprovoked firing with heavy calibre weapons in selected areas of Krishna Ghati and Sunderbani.

The same was effectively retaliated by the Indian Army and there have been no casualties on the Indian side. “We are maintaining strict vigil along the LoC and IB. Any further provocation or misadventure by Pakistan will be responded in a befitting manner with dire consequences,” he stressed.

The Lt Colonel added: “We would reiterate that as a professional Army we are committed to avoid civil casualties, especially along the Line of Control. All actions taken by our defence forces are targeted towards counter terrorism and terrorist infrastructure, away from civilian areas, to avoid civilian caies.”

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