Rattled Pakistan summons Indian envoy over cross-border firing
| Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 21:21
Islamabad: The Pakistan Foreign Office on Thursday summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale over the "unprovoked" cross-border firing by Indian Army in which two Pakistani soldiers were killed.
According to Foreign Office sources, Pakistan "strongly" condemned the firing across the Line of Control, Geo TV reported.
Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry handed over the protest note to Bambawale, sources said.
India on Thursday said that its army carried out cross-border "surgical strikes" on terrorist launch pads in Pakistani territory.
Pakistan has denied that surgical strikes were carried out.
The Foreign Office, earlier in a statement, strongly condemned the "unprovoked ceasefire violations at LoC by Indian forces", which it termed as "a continuation of a pattern of cease fire violations committed by the Indian forces".
It said that "any such aggression will not go unanswered or unpunished".
Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in the cross-border firing.