October 1999 News

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India warns Pak against JKLF plan to cross LoC

1 October 1999
Daily Excelsior

NEW DELHI: India today warned Pakistan against allowing Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front activists to cross the Line of Control on October four and asserted that Islamabad would be responsible for the consequences if it fails to prevent any such crossing.

India has through diplomatic and military channels conveyed in clear and categorical terms to the Pakistan Government our expectation that it (Islamabad) would prevent on October four any intended crossing of the LoC or the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir by the so-called JKLF, an External Affairs Ministry spokesman told reporters here.

New Delhi’s stiff warning comes in the wake of conflicting reports from Islamabad which first indicated that the Pakistan Government would stop the JKLF activists but subsequently contradictory statements were issued.

Pakistan was obliged to ensure at all times the inviolability and sanctity of the LoC which is of fundamental importance for the maintenance of tranquility and security, he stressed.

The Government response comes close on the heels of assertion by Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Brajesh Mishra that the armed forces were prepared to shoot at the intruders. (PTI)


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