'Only Army can tell if ceasefire was violated in Kargil or not': Anil Goswami

Jammu, Aug. 16 (ANI): Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami on Friday said that the officers of the Indian army would better answer if there was any ceasefire violation in Kargil sector.

Goswami, who reviewed the security situation in Jammu in wake of the recent ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC), said he would make comment in this regard only after gathering ample information on reaching New Delhi.

"Only Army can tell if ceasefire was violated or not. I will get the report when I reach Delhi," he told media here today.

Defence sources have stated that In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, the Pakistani troops targeted Indian forward posts in the Kargil-Drass sector today. It is for the first time since the Kargil war of 1999 that the Pakistani army has fired in this sector.

No casualties have, however, been reported so far. This is the seventeenth ceasefire violation in the last ten days.

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, yesterday said it is imperative that for bilateral relations to improve between India and Pakistan, Islamabad must take all steps necessary to prevent its sol from being used for any anti-India activity.

Delivering his 10th Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the historic 17th-century built Red Fort; Dr. Singh said India has also strived for friendship with our neighbouring countries.

"However, for relations with Pakistan to improve, it is essential that they prevent the use of their territory and territory under their control for any anti-India activity," he added.

The Prime Minister was apparently referring to the recent ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir along the Line of Control (LoC). (ANI)


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