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India giving befitting reply to ceasefire violations: MoS PMO

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

is giving a befitting reply to ceasefire violations from Pakistan, Union Minister said today.

He said people living in the border areas of are giving positive feedback about the Indian defence forces' response to the ceasefire violation by the neighbouring nation.

"is giving befitting reply to ceasefire violations. The effective retaliatory action by is also having a deterrent effect," said Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).

He said people living in the border areas said they have not seen such a good reply from India on incidents of cross border firing during the past years.

"I have people living in those (border) area. They said there were incidents of ceasefire violations in past also but the kind of response being given now from the Indian side is encouraging.

"The kind of retaliatory action being seen now was never witnessed before," Singh, a MP from Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur constituency, told reporters here.

Pakistani troops had heavily shelled areas along the LoC in Rajouri district for the second consecutive day yesterday, causing heavy damage to buildings and forcing evacuation of a large number of border dwellers.

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First Published: Mon, May 15 2017. 19:28 IST