New Delhi, June 5, 2017: Director General Military Operations Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhatt told his Pakistani counterpart on Monday that India wanted peace but would take “appropriate retaliatory auction” if Pakistan abets infiltration.
A statement from the Indian Army said the Indian DGMO spoke to his Pakistani counterpart after a request by Pakistan and discussed the current situation along the Line of Control.
“DGMO Indian Army conveyed his commitment to ensure peace and tranquillity which is contingent on Pakistan Army’s intentions and actions,” the statement said.
“If Pakistan Army continues to abet infiltrations and cause cross LoC firing, the Indian Army would take appropriate retaliatory action,” it said.
“Needless escalations” by the Pakistani side were highlighted.
When Pakistan raised the issue of civilian killings, the Indian DGMO said the Indian Army is a professional force which does not harm civilians in any manner.