ARMY SEEKS FLAG MEETING WITH PAK

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Oct 16: In the wake of killing of three civilians allegedly in firing by Pakistani soldiers in Churunda village of Uri in north Kashmir, Army has sought for a flag meeting with its Pakistani counterpart.
“We have sent them the message through hotline, but they have not responded yet,” General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Baramulla-based Infantry Division, Major General Bipin Rawat, told Greater Kashmir. “In the message, we have told them that three civilians were killed in unprovoked firing by you people. They have been asked not to resort to firing again,” he added.
GOC Rawat said that after the Pakistani reply there are chances of a flag meeting between the two armies. “They have been resorting to un-provoked firing since the first week of October and today it resulted in the death of civilians,” he said and added during the flag meeting the things would be sorted out.
Rawat said that in the backdrop of the Pakistani firing and subsequent killing of civilians, the forces and civilians living along LoC in Uri Sector have been alerted. “The soldiers have been alerted to meet any eventuality,” he said and added that the people living near LoC in Uri Sector have also been advised to remain alert.
A senior Army official of 15 Corps told Greater Kashmir in case the flag meeting took place, an official from 19 Infantry Division would be sent to attend the meeting. “And it would be held in Uri Sector only,” he said.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:00:00 IST




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