Sartaj Aziz
Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said that India's National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Janjua have agreed to reduce tension along the Line of Control (LoC).Reuters File

Pakistan's Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz on Monday said that Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Nasir Janjua have spoken over the phone and agreed to reduce tension along the Line of Control (LoC) following the Uri attacks and the surgical strikes.

Aziz accused India of aggravating tension with the neighbouring country along the LoC to divert the attention of the world from the Kashmir issue. He added that Pakistan wants to focus on Kashmir and therefore, wishes to reduce tension along the LoC.

"Both officials stressed on the need to establish contact to reduce tensions along the Line of Control... The Prime Minister had indicated quite clearly that till the issue of Kashmir was not resolved, tensions across the border would remain," Sartaj Aziz said, according to the News International.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said on Sunday that India "has never been hungry for land. We have never attacked any other country."

Relations between the countries have hit a rough patch after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the LoC killing two Pakistani soldiers and 38 terrorists.

Nineteen soldiers were killed when terrorists infiltrated the Line of Control (LoC) and opened fire on a camp at the Army Brigade Headquarters in the Uri district of Jammu and Kashmir in September.

Since the surgical strikes, Pakistan has carried out several ceasefire violations in several sectors and districts of Jammu and Kashmir, including Gurdaspur, Baramulla, Akhnoor and Poonch.

The Pakistan Rangers tried to infiltrate the Indian territory along the border in Punjab's Gurdaspur city on Monday morning. The violation took place in Chakri village after a Border Security Force (BSF) post was attacked by terrorists.

A BSF jawan was killed and two others, along with two army personnel, were injured after terrorists launched an attack on the 46 Rashtriya Rifles army and BSF camps in Baramulla district on Sunday around 10:30 pm. Two terrorists were also killed during the firing.

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