New Delhi, Aug. 17 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday pressed for action against the multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC), and accused the ruling UPA-led Government of sitting 'idle' despite provocations along the border.
"The continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan is a very serious issue. We want to ask UPA, how they are going to respond? Because the Government of India is sitting idle on all kinds of provocation," BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.
" Till the time, the Indian government does not take a strong step till then Pakistan will keep continue such activities as their internal politics is mainly against India and centered around Kashmir," Javadekar added.
Urging the Central Government to take 'tough' action against Pakistan, Javadekar said that the behaviour of Pakistan was intolerable.
"We must tell Pakistan that this is totally unacceptable, we wont tolerate (it), enough is enough. That's is why, we must act tough so that Pakistan will stop these provocations. Otherwise, it will continue to indulge in such things and our soldiers will lose lives," he said.
Meanwhile, the Indian Army has assured that the country will give a befitting reply to every violation by the Pakistani side along the LoC.
"Whenever Pakistan has violated ceasefire, we have given them a tough reply. The Jawans are high on morale," said a soldier in the Indian Army.
"Our Army is high on morale, we will never let Pakistan succeed in its attempts," he added.
Defence analyst Retired Captain Bharat Verma has linked the multiple ceasefire violations by Pakistan to an attempt towards revisit the instability in the Jammu and Kashmir valley.
" First is that to redirect the unemployed jihad factory now coming back from Afghanistan which can either explode inside Pakistan or redirected to India and creates terrorist activities inside India which they are trying now. The second objective is to infiltration must continue into India because they feel Kashmir is going out of their hands. Kashmir has to be brought back into the international agenda," Bharat Verma said.
Pakistan opened fire at the Indian border late on Saturday night, drawing retaliation from the Indian troops. There was a heavy exchange of fire between the two sides, which continued till Sunday.
Tensions between the two countries have been soaring since August 6, when Pakistani soldiers ambushed six Indian soldiers along the LoC in Poonch District of Jammu and Kashmir.
Reportedly, there have been incidents of atleast 70 ceasefire violations by the Pakistan this year. (ANI)