Indian Army chief General MM Naravane on Monday reiterated India’s “zero tolerance” policy against the ceasefire violations by Pakistan and attempts by terrorists to infiltrate from across the border.
Pakistan has intensified ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir and the Indian Army has said it has recorded as many as 2,542 violations till June 30. On Sunday, Pakistan initiated cross-border firing in Nowshera sector of Rajouri and Kirni and Qasba sectors of Poonch.
The 3,289 violations of the mutually-brokered a truce deal in November 2003 were recorded last year and were the highest in 16 years.
“The COAS (chief of army staff) reinstated the fact of ‘zero tolerance’ against the ceasefire violations by Pakistan and infiltration attempts by terrorists,” Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said in a statement.
“He further highlighted that all agencies of the services and Govt are working together relentlessly and will continue to do the same to defeat the nefarious design of proxy war being fueled by our adversaries,” he added.
The comments came Gen Naravane visited the forward areas along India’s 198 kilometre-long international border with Pakistan to review the security sce