RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Babar Iftikhar has refuted the Indian Army Chief’s contentious statement about the Line of Control (LoC) ceasefire and stated that India should not view the LoC ceasefire as a weakness.
The military spokesperson said it was agreed only due to Pakistan’s concerns for the safety of the people of Kashmir living on both sides of the LOC, on Friday.
On response to the Indian Army Chief’s statement, DG ISPR tweeted, “Indian COAS claiming LOC ceasefire holding because they negotiated from a position of strength, is clearly misleading. It was agreed only due to Pak’s concerns about 4 safety of ppl of Kashmir living on both sides of LOC. No side should misconstrue it as their strength or other’s weakness.”
“Ceasefire with Pakistan continues to hold as we negotiated from a position of strength,” Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukhand Narvane had said, on Thursday.
Last year, the announcement was made simultaneously by both military officials of India and Pakistan had agreed to observe a ceasefire along the LoC and all other sectors on a telephonic conversation.