An Indian army officer claimed that Pakistan Rangers opened the sniper fire at 5/9 GR unit of the Indian Army near Pimple Post in Keran sector along Line of Control - the defacto border that divides Kashmir valley between Pakistan and India.
Acting Foreign Secretary Aitzaz Ahmed on Friday summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to "condemn the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Indian troops in Charwa sector, near the Working Boundary on September 21", the Foreign Office said Friday in a press release.
Mirza raised the issues of Pakistani civilians opposite the Jammu sector being targeted by Indian troops.
Ceasefire violations by Indian forces have been frequent since relations between the neighbouring countries worsened over unrest in Indian-held Kashmir and sentencing of Indian spy Kulbushan Jadhav.
"Pakistan's unsolicited comments pertaining to Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir are factually incorrect and misleading".
Pakistan's DGMO conveyed unflinching resolve of Pakistan Army in ensuring safety of its population and "it shall continue to take all measures to deter any such aggression in future. Apart from this, firing by BSF troops was initiated against armed intruders attempting to infiltrate from close proximity of Pakistani posts along Amritsar border", the Army said.
On the occasion, Pakistan's acting Foreign Secretary Aitzaz Ahmed the deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and worldwide human rights and humanitarian laws. According to government data, 110 militants were killed by the Army between January and September past year (the surgical strikes took place on the morning of September 29, 2016). Indian violation of the ceasefire agreement along the LoC is not uncommon.
Later, the Pakistani army said the military commanders of the two countries had made contact on a special hotline to discuss the issue.