India summoned charge d’ Affair of the Pakistan high commission to lodge a strong protest over the unprovoked ceasefire violations in multiple locations along the LAC which resulted in the death of a few civilians. The Ministry of External Affairs condemned the act saying that, a deliberate act of targeting civilians. The Ministry of External Affairs also said that it was highly deplorable that Pakistan chose a festive occasion in India to disrupt the peace in India and perpetrate violence in J&K which were coordinated firing along the LOC. In the retaliation, Indian troops destroyed a few bunkers and ammunition dumps and terror launch pads. 8 Pakistan soldiers were killed in the retaliation. “India condemns, in the strongest terms, the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistani forces. It is highly deplorable that Pakistan chose a festive occasion in India to disrupt peace and perpetrate violence in J and K through coordinated firing along the length of the LoC using heavy calibre weapons, including artillery and mortar on Indian civilians,” the MEA said in a statement. MEA added “India also strongly protested Pakistan’s continued support to cross border terrorist infiltration into India, including through supporting cover fire provided by Pakistan forces”

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