Ceasefire violations by Pak increased, India needs offensive defence: P.N Hoon
Former Indian army official, Lieutenant General (Retd.) P.N Hoon today said that India needs to have an offensive defence as the number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan has increased.
"The number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan across international border and LOC has increased. We need to have an offensive defence now. This is a matter of great concern and we must retaliate but in a very secret and careful manner," said Hoon.
"A large number of people have infiltrated here who give all the information to Pakistan. This is the saturation point and we have to destroy them. We have open fire when they reach the border and not when they enter," he added.
Yesterday, Pakistani troops reportedly violated the ceasefire in Poonch District of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Pakistani army carried out unprovoked firing using small arms and automatic weapons.
Indian troops gave befitting reply using weapons of similar caliber.
There have been a series of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in the past two months.
(Posted on 11-08-2014)