1. Indian Army aggression along LoC leaves Pakistan guessing; cannot even reveal number of dead soldiers

Indian Army aggression along LoC leaves Pakistan guessing; cannot even reveal number of dead soldiers

Indian Army's aggressive stance at the LoC, as part of a renewed approach towards counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir, appears to have shaken the Pakistani army.

By: | Updated: June 8, 2017 12:26 PM
No Indian casualties on loc, Indian Army denies Pakistan claim, pakistan killed 5 soldiers, LoC, no one killed on loc by pak, pakistan india tention, pakistan, india Indian Army has been carrying out punitive fire assaults against Pakistani posts which are known to provide cover fire to militants who try to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir.(Representational Image: AP)

Indian Army’s aggressive stance at the LoC, as part of a renewed approach towards counter-insurgency operations in Kashmir, appears to have rattled the Pakistani army. After the famous Uri terror attack in 2016, and India’s surgical strikes, the frequency, intensity and volume of ceasefire violations have reached pre-2003 levels. Meanwhile, according to a report in Pakistani newspaper Dawn, ministers in the neighbouring country are not able to reveal the number of troops who got killed recently. The report quoted Pakistan’s Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali as saying, “We do not want our enemy to know how many soldiers laid down their lives.” This comes after India has been carrying out punitive fire assaults against Pakistani posts which are known to provide cover fire to militants who try to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir.

The massive exchange of firing along the LoC in recent months has been characterised by India’s departure from the past, as the Army itself has officially said it is proactively targeting Pakistani posts at the border. Meanwhile, before the recent acts, Indian Army usually asserted that its firing was only in response to Pakistani violations of the ceasefire. Interestingly, the Indian Army had released a video of a Pakistani post being targeted, to which the Pakistanis had responded with a few videos of their own, but denied by India. While this game will probably continue for the foreseeable future, it won’t be a far cry to say that the Pakistan government is rattled by the actions taken by India.

Both India and Pakistan have exchanged heavy fire in recent weeks. Ceasefire violations along the LoC usually go up during the summer because the snow melts and mountain passes open, making it easier for militants to enter. Additionally, Pakistani troops give cover fire to infiltrators. Meanwhile, the reason Pak ministers do not want to share the information regarding the death of its soldier are being cited as ‘security measure’, but it has also been stressed that such data cannot be withheld from the Senate.

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Following the change in the stance of India at the LoC, a lot of Pakistani soldiers have been killed and being proactive on the LoC, the Army seeks to not only prevent infiltration but to also claim moral ascendancy over Pakistan. This seems not to go down well with our neighbours. Also, such an aggressive behaviour also builds in a certain unpredictability about India’s intentions along the LoC, which has kept the Pakistani side guessing.

 

All in all, it is clear that channels of communication between India and Pakistan appear to be shut, and the situation in Kashmir showing no signs of change, the LoC will continue to see several strikes and the temperature will not come down soon. To add to it, both the sides have released videos and made claims which add fuel to the fire. Yet, given India’s prowess, and Pakistani Army’s discomfort, chances of peace on the LoC look remote for now.

  1. Mehrotra Rajendranath
    Jun 12, 2017 at 12:50 am
    Personally,I want our forces 2 inflict harm 2 Pak, of the level and magnitude; which may take several years 2 repair and come back 2 her original level.We should ruin their economy and seal 'flows of funds' they receive thru' all channels including the ones from India.
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      Chandru
      Jun 11, 2017 at 10:29 pm
      What a lame article, it says "the situation in Kashmir showing no signs of change," it is changing and stan is becoming desperate. Indian Army is doing preemptive strikes, that is the required change. And nowhere you credit the central government, that's fine, Saddistic Express
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      1. Amit Sinha
        Jun 11, 2017 at 1:07 pm
        Adding to this go after their prized et aka militant sanctuaries. Identify the coordinates and use missiles to flatten their bases.
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          HOMER
          Jun 9, 2017 at 11:29 pm
          WONDER IF our lovers like kejriwal khanaya nirupum boorkha serdesai ghosh arunditi etc will now stand by the poor S who were killed ? HA HA HA!
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            HOMER
            Jun 9, 2017 at 11:26 pm
            Finally the CHALU CHA CHA's policies have been s ped and a pro-India policy adopted by the PM Modi government?
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              HOMER
              Jun 9, 2017 at 11:25 pm
              The only way to talk to savages is to talk the only language they understand!
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                Rao
                Jun 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm
                At last, some good news. Let us congratulate the Army and the Govt. Army for its valor, govt for its decision of giving freedom to army.
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                  Amit
                  Jun 9, 2017 at 12:03 am
                  Proud of Indian Army. porki terrorists needs to be eliminated effectively and at the same time have their backbone broken permanently.
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                  1. Indrani Chakravarti
                    Jun 8, 2017 at 11:36 pm
                    Bravo general Rawat. Proud of you.
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                      Abhijit Datta
                      Jun 8, 2017 at 11:13 pm
                      OUR BRAVES ARE THERE,WE CAN NOW SLEEP IN PEACE. BUT,ONLY ONE REQUEST, FINISH THEM OFF FOREVER.
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                      1. Manjit Singh Mani Biir
                        Jun 8, 2017 at 8:21 pm
                        India and our state J&K has suffered far to long. Except for a handful of traitors,if remaining half of J &K,is won over, peace will prevail. China will be isolated &Tibet will gain freedom. stan will disintegrate on its own.
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                        1. Shreepal Singh
                          Jun 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm
                          I feel stan will heartly welcome all these politicians - Sanjay Nirupam, Chidambram, Seetharam Yeturi and Kejariwal - on its soil as they being anti-government of the day in India (a government that has created a headache for stan) are an et to that country.
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                          1. Shreepal Singh
                            Jun 8, 2017 at 7:22 pm
                            stan stan; est et
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                            AVINASH M
                            Jun 8, 2017 at 7:06 pm
                            India has come over stani bluff of nuclear black mail. The only way these terrorists understand is the language of force.
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                              Brigadier KS Rao
                              Jun 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm
                              I want Sanjay Nirupam, Chidambaram, Kejriwal and Seetharam Yechuri to visit paksitan and stand on these posts where india is blasting and ascertain facts and give feedback to sonia
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                              1. Deep Blue Sea
                                Jun 9, 2017 at 6:57 pm
                                Yes right their arszes will be Indian bullet riddled...
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