Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Monday that the National Security Advisors of both India and Pakistan have spoken over phone and are all set to reduce tensions on the Line of Control (LOC). The statement comes in the aftermath of India’s successful surgical strikes which had heightened tensions amidst the nations.
Aziz confirmed that a contact was established between India’s NSA Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Janjua after recent tension between the two countries on the Line of Control (LoC). Aziz said they agreed to reduce tensions on LoC.
“Pakistan wants to reduce tensions on LoC and focus on Kashmir,” Geo News quoted Aziz as saying. He said that India wants to divert world’s attention from Occupied Kashmir by escalating tensions.
Last week the Indian Army said it had carried out surgical strikes on multiple terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control or LoC in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir, inflicting heavy casualties on terrorists waiting to sneak into India. The surgical strikes came days after Pakistani terrorists had attacked an Army camp in Kashmir’s Uri, killing 19 soldiers.
Pakistan has denied that the surgical strikes took place on Thursday, calling it “cross-border” firing. Talking about Sharif’s recent US visit, Aziz said that the Prime Minister had explained to the world leaders that incidents of border tensions would continue between both countries without the resolution of Kashmir dispute.