RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of Pakistan and India established the weekly hotline contact on Monday, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The hotline contact took place a day after four Pakistani Soldiers embraced martyrdom when Indian troops targeted their vehicle moving along the Neelum River on Line of Control (LoC) at Athmuqam area of Azad Kashmir.
In a press release issued on Monday, the ISPR said that Pakistani DGMO Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza notified Pakistan’s demarche to Indian DGMO to protest deliberate targeting of Pakistan army’s vehicle resulting into Shahadat (Martyrdom) of four Soldiers besides injuring one soldier and a civilian passerby.
The ISPR said that Pakistani DGMO emphasized the importance of controlling tactical actions of under command troops since these indiscretions can potentially spiral major standoffs. He said that such acts have the potential to escalate which then will be extremely detrimental to peace and stability.
“While we don’t want to go down the path where we start choking each other’s supply lines; however, any such recurrence will invoke more strong and effective measures from Pakistan’s side,” Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza told his Indian Counterpart according to the ISPR.