With rising tension across the International Border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC), the Border Security Force (BSF) today started conducting search operations in Gurdaspur after suspicious movement was noticed in the area.
Gurdaspur, which lies 10 kms away from the international border between India and Pakistan, becomes easy target for infiltrators to enter the country. Recently, the Indian Army has seized an abondoned Pakistani boat from Ravi river near Atari border. Early Monday morning gunfire was reported at the BSF chakri post at Gurdaspur after the army saw suspicious movements near the border.
Tension has escalated along the internation border and LoC since the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Pakistan, destroying several terrorist launch pads and killing at least 38 terrorists. The surgical strikes by India came as a response to the Uri terror attack, in which four heavily armed terrorists attacked army bases in the Uri district of Kashmir, claiming the lives of 18 army jawans. Post Uri attack the government accused Pakistan of having involvement in the militant strike and carried out surgical strikes on the terrorist bases in Pakistan. Pakistan, however, has unofficially denied attacks by Indian Army in its soil.
The Uri attack has also affected the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit which was scheduled to be held in Islamabad. India boycotted the summit blaming Pakistan for sponsoring terrorism, following which other South Asian like Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka also refused to participate in the meet, isolating Pakistan internationally.
Pakistan had breached at least 6 ceasefires since the surgical strikes, with the latest violation being the third in the last 24 hours.