Pakistan Issues Warning, Says will Communicate in 'Language India Understands'

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Pakistan Issues Warning, Says will Communicate in 'Language India Understands'

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Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif.

New Delhi:  After conducting three days of continuous ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan appeared to threaten India with retaliation today, saying it will communicate "communicate in the language they (India) understand".

"In the past six-seven months, we have tried to better our ties with India, so that peace can prevail. But it seems that they do not understand this language," Defence Minister Khawaja Asif told reporters outside the Pakistan Parliament. "I believe, we will now communicate with India in the language they understand," he said.

On Wednesday, Pakistan opened unprovoked firing at Samba district, 41 km from Jammu, in which a Border Security Force, or BSF, personnel died. Another BSF guard suffered minor injuries. Today, two jawans and a woman died in the overnight firing and shelling in Kathua and Samba districts. (Read: Pakistan Ceasefire Violation, Top 10 Developments)

Since Wednesday, four Pakistani Rangers have died in retaliatory fire from India.  

The retaliation from the Indian side came when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh asked the BSF to give a fitting reply to the Rangers.

Today, Mr Singh said, "Pakistan is our neighbour and we want good relations with all our neighbours. The Pakistan government should take steps to stop ceasefire violations from taking place."

Pakistan foreign office has written to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, alleging that India killed two Pakistani Rangers in cold blood after calling them for a meeting on the International Border on December 31. India has dismissed the allegations. (Read: India Dismisses Pakistani Allegations)

"Day before yesterday's incident has been taken up at every level from the army's side," Mr Asif said today. "We took up the issue at the level of rangers and BSF, than at the DGMO level, we also explored the diplomatic channel," he said.


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