Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Friday called in Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal to lodge a protest over the death of a Pakistani soldier in an incident of firing along the Line of Control, which has witnessed a string of clashes since the weekend.
Officials in the Foreign Office told PTI that Mr. Sabharwal was served a démarche by Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani over Thursday’s incident in Battal sector of the LoC, which the Pakistan Army said had resulted in the death of a soldier.
There have been three ceasefire violations along the LoC in the past five days.
The Indian Army said two of its soldiers were killed in a cross-border raid by Pakistani troops on Tuesday while another Pakistani soldier died on Sunday.
The clashes were among the most serious violations of the truce that was put in place in late 2003.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office had earlier called in Indian Deputy High Commissioner Gopal Baglay on January 7 to protest the incident that occurred a day earlier.
The External Affairs Ministry had summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir earlier this week to protest the killing of the two Indian soldiers.