ISLAMABAD, Jan. 15(Xinhua) --Pakistan on Tuesday rejected remarks by Indian army chief that the killing of two Indian soldiers was a pre-planned and pre-meditated action by Pakistani troops and India reserves the right to retaliate at "time and place of its choice," local media reported.
Indian army chief Gen. Bikram Singh on Monday blamed Pakistan for the 2003 ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC), which divides the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region, and termed as "unpardonable" the alleged beheading of a soldier by Pakistan.
A Pakistan Foreign Ministry spokesperson said that Pakistan did not want to vitiate the already tense situation along the LoC by making irresponsible statements.
He was responding to the recent remarks made by the Indian army chief on the ceasefire violations on the Line of Control, the Foreign Ministry said.
"Pakistan attaches great importance to the ongoing peace process with India, and is committed to resolve the issue of LOC violations under the agreed mechanism," the spokesman said in a statement.
Pakistan and India accused each other of ceasefire violations over the past 10 days, which resulted into the killing of four soldiers from the two sides.
The Pakistani spokesman also reiterated the country's earlier offer to hold a thorough investigation into the recent violations of LOC by the United Nations Military Observer's Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP).
He welcomed the statement by the Indian Minister for External Affairs who reiterated his government's commitment to ensure that the peace process would not be derailed.
The Spokesperson underlined Pakistan's desire to continue the dialogue process with India in a sustained and result-oriented manner.
It is important that both sides make serious efforts to avoid distractions in their common efforts towards creating a peaceful environment, he said.