Tension at LoC further deepens, Bajwa visits Kashmir and Sindh borders


RAWALPINDI: Situation at LoC is very tense and vulnerable and Pakistan has again said that Prime Minister Modi Government may deteriorate this dangerous situation by starting full-fledged war.

To review overall arrangements and preparedness, Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited in detail the snow covered area in AJK on Monday and addressed the soldiers on forthcoming circumstances. Later he visited the formations of Karachi Corps and Pakistan Rangers Sindh in the border areas on Friday.

During the visit to LoC on Monday, Gen Bajwa said that the armed forces are “fully prepared to thwart any misadventure” or aggression for the country’s defence, the military’s media wing announced.

The visit comes as Indian and Pakistani troops have been exchanging fire across the restive border, with casualties caused on both sides. Video clips of skirmishes are widely viral showing the dangerous situation at border.

Gen Bajway said;”Our quest for peace must never be misconstrued as weakness. “There will never be a compromise on Kashmir, whatever the cost. We are capable and fully prepared to thwart any misadventure/aggression for [the] defence of our motherland,” added Gen Bajwa, who also paid a visit to the Combined Military Hospital Muzaffarabad.

ISPR footage showed the army chief met and addressed troops stationed along the LoC and also visited patients receiving treatment at CMH. This footage displayed on social and electronic media in Pakistan.

Sindh border areas

General Bajwa visited the formations of Karachi Corps and Pakistan Rangers Sindh in the border areas on Friday and according to Army spokesman, he appreciated the readiness of the troops for response against any conventional threat. He reportedly told the soldiers that Army with the support of Air Force and Navy is fully capable to give a befitting response to any aggressive move from across the border. “We are fully equipped and ready to repulse every aggressive move”, he stated.

Two Pak soldiers killed

Pakistan’s army said on Thursday that two of its soldiers were killed as a result of firing from the Indian forces across the Line of Control (LoC). The army identified the slain as Naib Subedar Kandero and Sepoy Ehsan killed in Dewa sector.

Giving further details, the statement posted by the army on Twitter said that “responding to the Indian fire in Hajji Pir Sector, Pakistan Army troops damaged Indian post killing 3 Indian soldiers including a Subedar, few injured too. “