Amid heightened Indo-Pak tension, sources in the security establishment on Wednesday said that Pakistan has mobilised additional troops and military equipment from its frontier with Afghanistan to forward positions in several sensitive sectors along the LoC in Kashmir.
Official sources said the warning came after Pakistan targeted forward posts in Nowshera sector with 155 mm artillery guns which was retaliated by the Indian Army with Bofors guns.
“Post our warning to the Pakistan Army not to target civilian areas, the overall situation along the Line of Control remains relatively calm,” the Army said in a statement while reiterating the warning on Wednesday about attacks on civilians.
A strict vigil is being maintained along the LoC and the international border and any further “provocation or misadventure by Pakistan will be responded in a befitting manner with dire consequences,” the statement added.
The Pakistan Army resorted to intense and unprovoked firing with heavy caliber weapons in selected areas of Krishna Ghati and Sunderbani, targeting Indian posts and civilian areas with mortar bombs and heavy guns, reported the released statement.
“The same was effectively retaliated by the Indian Army. There have been no casualties on the Indian side,” it said.
Pakistan on its side has also mobilised additional troops and military equipment from its borders with Afghanistan to forward positions in several sensitive sectors along the LoC post-Balakot strike.
The Indian strike on the JeM camp came 12 days after the terror outfit claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama, Kashmir, killing 40 soldiers.