Prime Minister Narendra Modi on wednesday chaired a high level meeting with the NSA, the Home Minister and the Defence Minsiter among others to discuss the turmoil on the border. Pakistan has been repeatedly violating ceasefire following the surgical strike conducted by India last month. India had also been retaliating but reports suggest that India has been targeting Pakistani army camps but is being careful that no Pak civilians are hurt in the crossfire. Pakistani terrorists were also seen crossing the LoC in Jammu and Akshmir’s Kathua district. Footages of these armed men crossing the border were recorded via a CCTv camera. Pakistan is reported to have violated the ceasefire in various locations in the Jammu and Kashmir region; Balakot, Pallanwala and Kathua among many others.
Pakistan is also reported to have started firing in Nowshehra, Arnia and the Balakot region of Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier last week, following repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan, the BSF’s retaliation had killed approximately 15 Pak rangers. Arun Kumar, ADG, BSF on Friday had said that while they could not confirm the number of casualties on the opposite side, approximately 15 Pakistani army men have been killed in retaliatory fire. The BSF had informed that the Pakistani forces have been trying to push militants into this side of the border as the Indian Army had foiled a couple of infiltration bids only a day before.
India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads since the Uri terror attack killed 19 Indian army men. India, in a feat of retaliation conducted surgical strikess across the LoC in PoK and eliminated a significant number of terrorists. Border infilterations and ceasefire vilolations since then have been quite frequent. Earlier, last week, a Pakistani envoy’s staffer was caught by Delhi police with India’s defence papers. In circumstances such as this, it is to be seen what decisions India’s top administration comes up with to deal with the repeated ceasefire violations and the turmoil caused by them.