Pakistan only responds to Indian firing: Punjab Rangers

LAHORE(INP): Director General Punjab Rangers Maj Gen Khan Tahir Javed said on Friday that Pakistan only responds to unprovoked shelling by India from across the working boundary.

While giving a detailed briefing here at the working boundary, DG Punjab Rangers said that India started unprovoked mortar shelling and firing in the last week of August.

“We only respond to Indian shelling,” he reiterated while rejecting Indian propaganda over digging of trenches along the boundary by Pakistan.

Director General (DG) Rangers said Indian aggression along the border could be due to political influence, saying that such clashes could not have a military agenda.

He said that Indian firing along the working boundary has been ongoing for two years, adding that unarmed Pakistani civilians were being targeted.

DG Rangers also provided a breakdown of the firearms used in the ceasefire violations, stating that 31,868 mortar rounds have been used in the stipulated time period.

He moreover added that 4,38,361 small and big weapons have been used against Pakistan. The DG Rangers claimed that such a large quantity of weapons and mortal shells had not even been used in a full-scale war.

Khan rejected allegations levelled by India regarding infiltration of militants in its territory due to assistance from Pakistan and said that it should investigate those locations from where this purported infiltration originated.INP

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