Army Chief of Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Wednesday that Indian troops will always receive a "proper response" to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC), calling it his actions as a "threat to regional peace and stability".
According to a statement by the military media wing, COAS made the comments while visiting troops throughout the LoC.
"The blatant atrocities of the Indian occupying forces against innocent cashmere and unethical attacks on the civilian population in AJ&K are unacceptable. Indian provocations are a threat to regional peace and stability. The Indian army will always receive an adequate response to the CFV: COAS, "said the statement on Public Relations between Services (ISPR).
Bajwa also appreciated the strict adherence to the coronavirus protocols and the "proactive assistance" to the Azad Jammu and Kashmir government in the fight against Covid-19.
"[The] The army will continue to support the national effort against the pandemic, "he said.
During his visit, he received information on the latest situation, the repeated ceasefire violations by Indian troops and the response of the Pakistan army.
"The COAS accused the officers and men for their continued vigilance and professionalism," added the statement.
On Monday, a woman lost her life and a girl was injured in AJK after Indian troops resorted to unprovoked shooting from the other side of the LoC, civilian and military officials said.
In a tweet, the ISPR had confirmed civilian casualties: “Indian army troops launched unprovoked CFVs in the Jandrot and Khuiratta sectors throughout the #LOC that were deliberately targeting the civilian population this morning. A woman hugged Shahadat while an 8-year-old girl suffered injuries. Injured child evacuated and receiving medical attention. "
On April 24, the Pakistani military had said that Indian troops were using people in occupied Kashmir as human shields while committing ceasefire violations throughout the LoC.
ISPR Director-General Major General Babar Iftikhar said Indian troops had placed their weapons, used in ceasefire violations, within populated areas of occupied Kashmir to save themselves from retaliatory fire by the Pakistan army.
"The Indian army is using the people of occupied Kashmir as human shields," it had said in a televised statement after a meeting of senior personnel officers at headquarters.