The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The government briefed some leaders of the opposition parties on certain operations conducted by the Indian Army. The government informed that at two points across Kupwara and Poonch these operations took place.
The government had informed that these operations have ended this morning. The CPI(M) expects that there is no further escalation of hostilities henceforth.
The CPI(M) expresses the hope that now incidents like at Pathankot and at Uri will not recur. The CPI(M) has all along maintained that the safety and security of our people from cross border terrorism must be ensured.
We urge upon the Government of India to continue with the diplomatic and political moves to defuse tensions.