Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to discuss the country’s internal and external security situation in a meeting also attended by Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (DG ISI) Gen Faiz Hamid.
According to the prime minister’s office, matters pertaining to the external security situation comprised India’s aggression both in occupied Kashmir and across the Line of Control (LoC) through ceasefire violations (CFVs) — which PM Imran Khan had earlier said exceeded 3,000 in 2020 alone.
“Concern was expressed over continuous human rights violation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir,” the statement from the PM’s Office read.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on PM of Pakistan at Islamabad today. Director General ISI Lt. Gen. Faiz Hamid was also present on the occasion. pic.twitter.com/dG0kNerTZX
— Prime Minister’s Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) December 24, 2020
“Ceasefire violations and frequent provocative measures from Indian forces along Line of Control came under discussion,” it added.
The top military brass and the premier resolved that Pakistan’s defence would be ensured at all costs with the support of the entire nation.
India’s aggression across LoC
A week earlier, Indian troops had targeted along the LoC a United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) vehicle, which, according to the ISPR, was on its way to Polas in the Chirikot sector to meet victims of New Delhi’s ceasefire violations.
The attack resulted in no injuries but damaged the vehicle the observers were travelling in.
That same day Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had warned the world that India planned to conduct a surgical strike against Pakistan, saying he had received information “through our intelligence agencies” that New Delhi intended on fanning a new wave of terrorism.
PM Imran Khan had earlier said if India was “reckless enough” to conduct a false flag operation against Pakistan, it would be faced with a “strong national Pakistani resolve” and would be given a befitting response.
“I am making [it] absolutely clear to the [international] community that if India was to be reckless enough to conduct a false flag operation against Pakistan, it would confront a strong national Pakistani resolve and be given a befitting response at all levels of the threat. Make no mistake,” he stated on Twitter.
“The Modi [government] will divert from [its] internal mess by conducting a false flag operation against Pakistan,” the premier had said, warning the international community.