RAWALPINDI: The Director General Military Operations (DGMOs) Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza established a hotline contact with his Indian counterpart on Monday a day after four Pakistan troops were martyred in unprovoked Indian firing along the Line of Control.

According to media reports, Pakistani DGMO strongly protested with Indian commander over the martyrdom of four soldiers.

He said that such acts have the potential to escalate which then will be extremely detrimental to peace and stability. 

'While we don’t want to go down the path where we start choking each other’s supply lines; however, any such recurrence will invoke more strong and effective measures from Pakistan’s side'. DGMO warned.

He asserted, “Pakistan Army reserves the right to respond any Indian aggression”, sources said. The commander asked Indian counterpart to stop violating ceasefire agreement.

The Indian troops on Sunday targeted a Pakistan Army vehicle moving along the Neelum River at Athmuqm on LoC.

According to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), “The (targeted) vehicle fell into the Neelum River. Resultantly, four soldiers riding the vehicle drowned.”

Body of one Shaheed soldier was recovered while search for the remaining three soldiers was being carried out.

The ceasefire violation of Indian troops was accordingly responded, the ISPR added.