Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned a senior Indian diplomat to register its protest over alleged ceasefire violations by Indian forces along the Line of Control (LoC).

According to Foreign Office (FO), the “indiscriminate and unprovoked firing by the Indian forces" in Khuiratta sector of the LoC on Sunday resulted in the death of 11 civilians.

The FO alleged that India has committed over 2,820 ceasefire violations this year resulting in 26 deaths and serious injuries to 245 civilians.

The Indian side was called upon to respect the 2003 Ceasefire Understanding; investigate this and other such incidents of ceasefire violations and maintain peace along the LoC and the Working Boundary, it said in a statement.

Meanwhile, on November 21, India summoned the Charge d'Affaires of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest with him over attempts by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed to carry out attacks in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of local elections there.

Referring to the Nagrota incident, the ministry said the huge cache of arms, ammunition and explosive material indicate detailed planning for a "major attack to destabilise the peace and security" in the UT of J&K, in particular, to derail the ongoing democratic exercise of conduct of local district development council polls.

"Pakistan Cd'A was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs, and a strong protest was lodged at the attempted attack, which was only prevented from happening by the alertness of the Indian security forces," the MEA said.

In a statement, it said India is "firmly and resolutely" committed to take all necessary measures to safeguard its national security in the fight against terrorism.

"It was demanded that Pakistan desists from its policy of supporting terrorists and terror groups operating from its territory and dismantle the terror infrastructure operated by terrorist outfits to launch attacks in other countries," it said.