All Communication Channels Between Indo-Pak Militaries Are Open

Srinagar: All communication channels between the Indian and Pakistani militaries remain open in wake of tensions that have gripped the South Asian nations over Kashmir, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Bajwa has said.

Stressing the need for resolving issues through dialogue, Bajwa confirmed that the Director Generals of the Military Operations (DGMOs) from both sides have communicated after escalation in cross-border firing at the Line of Control (LoC).

“All communication channels including the hotline between the two militaries are open,” he told a international wire news agency in an exclusive interview.

He said Pakistan wants peaceful neighbourly relations with all countries in the region “and that is the policy of the state of Pakistan and that is the policy of the political government and every element of power in the country follows the same policy”.

Bajwa reiterated that India “violated” the ceasefire along the LoC on Sept 29 and later claimed to have conducted “surgical strikes along LoC”.

“We did check everything on ground and we found the claim was absolutely false.”