Pakistan has not yet responded to a call by the Indian Army for a flag
meeting in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the brutal killing
of two Indian soldiers.
Two days after the Army sought a Brigadier-level flag meeting, the Pakistan Army
is yet to respond, Army sources said here today.
In that area, there are four local hotlines between the two sides including
Chakkan da Bagh, Uri, Balnoi and Tangdhar.
The flag meeting is most likely to be called at Balnoi which is closest to the
site of the incident, they said.
The Army headquarters said the last ceasefire violation incident was reported by
local formations on January 10 and no firing has been reported in the last two
Defence Secretary Shashikant Sharma had yesterday briefed the Prime Minister's
Officer (PMO) about the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch
sector which has seen several ceasefire violations by Pakistan Army in last few
Army sources said since last year, there have been more than 120 ceasefire
violations by Pakistan along Jammu and Kashmir which include 97 along the LoC
and the remaining along the International Border.
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