- Title: Pakistan reviews security situation after Kashmir violence
- Date: 4th October 2016
- Summary: BHIMBER SECTOR, LINE OF CONTROL, PAKISTAN (RECENT) (REUTERS) BHIMBER VALLEY ORCHARD PORCH ON HILLSIDE SECURITY POST ON HILL TOP (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED MILITARY COMMANDER, SAYING: "The lie which was made on public television, public media by a very responsible person in his brief with regards to surgical strikes, is really very difficult to comprehend. It is unimaginable. We met a surgical strike, and we didn't know what had happened. Were they so magical or so mysterious, I can't say. But what happens actually here is, slightest movement is picked, and it is responded in such a strong manner that it never takes place again." COWS GRAZING ON FIELD TRUCKS PARKED NEAR ROADSIDE EATERY VILLAGERS STANDING IN DOORWAY (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) LOCAL FARMER, MOHAMMAD LATIF, SAYING: "If we stayed here during the Kargil War, during the 1965 war and also during the 1971 war, then the question of leaving now does not even arise. We are with the army. We will walk shoulder to shoulder with the army. We are neither frightened, nor can we be intimidated. We are ready to fight against them (Indians) all the time." VILLAGERS GATHERED (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) LOCAL FARMER, MOHAMMAD LATIF, SAYING: "There is a time fixed for death. It will come whenever it is destined, wherever you may go. Our children are also with us, in our houses. Schools are open, and children are going to school." SCHOOL STUDENTS WALKING OUTSIDE SCHOOL SOLDIER TALKING ON WALKIE TALKIE OUTSIDE SCHOOL SOLDIER'S BOOTS SOLDIER ON GUARD OUTSIDE SCHOOL
- Embargoed: 19th October 2016 17:27
- Keywords: India Kashmir security violence ceasefire violation mortar shelling
- Location: ISLAMABAD; BHIMBER SECTOR , LINE OF CONTROL, PAKISTAN
- City: ISLAMABAD; BHIMBER SECTOR , LINE OF CONTROL, PAKISTAN
- Country: Pakistan
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Military Conflicts
- Reuters ID: LVA00252LCE9Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) on Tuesday (October 4) in Islamabad to review the internal and external security situation of the country with particular reference to the Line of Control with India.
A statement released at the end of the meeting said the participants expressed "complete satisfaction" over the operational preparedness of the armed forces, and resolved that the defence of the country should be ensured at any cost.
The statement said the forum rejected propaganda and false claims of "surgical strikes" made by India, and called upon India to resolve the long standing issue of Kashmir for enduring peace in the region.
Indian officials on Thursday (September 29) said their elite troops crossed into Pakistan-ruled Kashmir and killed suspected militants preparing to infiltrate and carry out attacks on major cities.
Pakistan said two of its soldiers were killed in exchanges of fire, but denied India had made any targeted strikes across the de facto frontier that runs through the disputed Himalayan territory.
India's assertion has been repeatedly rejected by the Pakistan military.
One military commander said the statement was difficult to comprehend and unimaginable.
In the villages in Pakistani Kashmir near the Line of Control (LOC), Mohammad Latif, a local farmer, said they had no plans to evacuate, despite the increasing tensions.
He said all businesses and offices were open in the region and schools were functioning regularly.
Tension between the South Asian rivals intensified after an Indian crackdown on dissent in Kashmir following the killing by security forces of Burhan Wani, a young separatist leader, in July.
Both India and Pakistan claim Kashmir in full, but govern separate parts, and have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947, two of them over Kashmir.
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