The brother of BSF jawan killed by Pakistani troops has advised against the idea of Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting his Pakistani counterpart in Russia on Friday.
Speaking to news agency ANI, he said, “Pak kabi sudharne wala nhi hai,mulaakat karne se koi fayda nhi hai (Pakistan will never learn. Therefore, there’s no point meeting (Nawaz Sharif). India must not have soft approach towards Pakistan.”
The BSF jawan, identified as Krishna Kumar Dubey, was killed in firing by Pakistani troops on Line of Control in Baramulla sector of North Kashmir.
Sniper fire from Pakistan took place at Karam Post of Baramulla sector, where the jawan was on guard duty. He was shot through the eye.
This latest provocation by Pakistani troops came hours before PM Modi was expected to meet his Pakistani counterpart in Russia. This was the first time that Pakistani troops opened fire in this sector this year.
Modi-Sharif meeting was confirmed on Thursday by the Ministry of External Affairs. the MEA spokesperson, Vikas Swarup tweeted;
It is confirmed. PM @narendramodi and PM Nawaz Sharif will have a bilateral meeting in Ufa tomorrow at 9.15 am on sidelines of SCO Summit
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) July 9, 2015
Both leaders are meeting on Friday on the sidelines of the summit of the Shanghai Coperation organisation on 10th of July. Last week too, Pakistani troops had violated ceasefire at the LoC soon after the news of Modi-Sharif meet were public.
BJP’s Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who’s also a cabinet minister in Modi’s cabinet said the government was ‘capable of dealing’ with any kind of provocation. But the opposition parties took a dig at the ‘alarming increase’ in the ceasefire violations under the NDA regime.
Congress’ PL Punia, said, “As many as 800 ceasefire violations have taken place in the last one year. The year before than, just 76 such violations had taken place. This is because of the confused foreign policy of the NDA government.”