Indian troops resort to 'unprovoked' firing alongside Working Boundary

Indian troops resorted to “unprovoked firing” alongside the Working Boundary on Monday, mentioned an announcement issued by Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR), the navy’s public relations wing.
Based on the ISPR assertion, the firing occurred in Zafarwal sector close to the boundary at 8:30 am.
Pakistan Rangers Punjab responded to the firing from throughout the border successfully, it added.
The assertion didn’t say whether or not there have been any casualties on both aspect.
Final week, after a substantial silence, Indian troops had engaged in unprovoked shelling from throughout the Line of Management (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s Khanjar sector. No casualties had been reported throughout that incident.
Tense relations
Incidents of cross-border firing had been reported with frequency within the final months of 2016 as tensions simmered between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir problem. Exchanges of fireplace have been reported sporadically for the reason that new yr started.
Following the Uri military base assault in September, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped up a drive to isolate Pakistan diplomatically.
Within the days following the assault, India claimed to have carried out a cross-border ‘surgical strike’ towards ‘launch pads of terror’ in Azad Jammu and Kashmir — a declare Pakistan strongly rejected.
Pakistan maintains that India is making an attempt to divert the world’s consideration away from ‘atrocities’ dedicated by authorities forces in India-held Kashmir.
The 2 international locations have locked horns over the Kashmir problem after Indian forces stepped up a crackdown towards protesters after Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani was killed by authorities forces in July.

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