India’s response to Pakistan’s ceasefire violation send jitters

May 15, 2017 11:52
India’s response to Pakistan’s ceasefire violation send jitters

Pakistan army is displaying signs of nervousness about a trans-LoC response from India to the beheading of two security forces personnel on the Indian side on May 1.

Pakistan army’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) has released a statement, in which they have said that “any misadventure by Indian Army across Line of Control will be a miscalculation, shall be responded with full force and could lead to unintended consequences”.

The ISPR statement reflects the mindset of the Pakistan army, sources said, “Such a statement is highly unusual and it follows their chief’s visit to the area. It is almost an admission that they are scared of our response”. The sources refused to talk about the certainty, nature or time of a trans-LoC response, stating that “these are matters which are decided at the highest levels after considering many factors. Our options and plans have always existed, even before these beheadings took place”.

The two armies are exchanging heavy fire on the Line of Control (LoC) in the Naushera sector of J&K.  Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa had visited Line of Control in Nikial sector, which has witnessed heavy exchange of fire by both sides over the past two weeks.

By Premji

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