Pakistan Army troops at high alert along LoC: DG ISPR
“Due to the prevailing environment, the Pakistan Army troops are on high alert along the Line of Control (LoC) with all required safeguards along the Eastern Border in place to thwart any Indian aggression,” Military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a statement.
“During the last 48 hours, Indian troops resorted to increased ceasefire violations in Kotli, Khuiratta and Tatta Pani sectors along the LoC,” Ghafoor said.
Director General Inter Services Public Relations in a statement said “Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy also continue to stay fully alert.”
“Pakistan is sending a message of peace and they [international community] should also come forward and see how the environment between India and Pakistan are a threat to peace and development not only to the two countries but the region and beyond,” DG ISPR said.
The Pakistan Army’s statement comes amid tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group.
Forty CRPF soldiers were killed on February 14 in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir when a JeM suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into the CRPF convoy in Pulwama district.
As a response, India recently bombed and destroyed JeM’s biggest training camp in Balakot in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, about 80-km from the Line of Control (LoC) early Tuesday, killing a “very large number” of terrorists, trainers and senior commanders.
Pakistan had later on Wednesday confirmed it had shot down two Indian aircraft which had crossed over the Line of Control (LoC) and taken one Indian pilot in custody.