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Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:57
Pakistan summons Indian diplomat to protest LoC breach
By Xinhua
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 10:57 By Xinhua

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan's foreign office has summoned Indian acting high commissioner to protest against Indian violation of the Line of Control (LoC), according to an official statement. 

The acting foreign secretary of Pakistan's foreign office on Tuesday protested to the Indian diplomat against Indian violation of Pakistan's sovereignty and territorial integrity by eight aircraft, which entered into Pakistan by crossing LoC from Muzaffarabad sector of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, the foreign office statement read. 

Indian aggression was a threat to regional peace and stability and would get a befitting response by Pakistan at a time and place of its choosing.

The acting foreign secretary of Pakistan's foreign office was quoted as saying

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The statement read that Pakistani Air Force jets "effectively intercepted and forced Indian planes to scuttle back while randomly releasing their ordinance, which landed in an uninhabited remote area." 

The acting foreign secretary also rejected Indian claims of targeting a large terrorist camp and resultant casualties to placate Indian domestic audience. 

"Indian aggression was a threat to regional peace and stability and would get a befitting response by Pakistan at a time and place of its choosing," the official was quoted as saying. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has directed the Pakistan Film Exhibitors Association to ban the release of Indian films and other entertainment material in the country, according to local media reports Wednesday. 

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Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Keshav Gokhale confirmed the airstrike Tuesday, saying a terror camp of the JeM was the lone target of the "non-military pre-emptive action" by India in the wee hours of Tuesday morning. 

These latest developments came amid growing tensions between the two neighboring countries following the Feb 14 suicide attack on the Indian police in the Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed over 40 policemen. 

The Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group, which was banned in Pakistan in 2002, had claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on the Indian Central Reserve Police Force in the town of Pulwama. 

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