Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Cross Border Shelling, Infiltration Attempts Highest Since A Decade – Reports

India-Pakistan row over the Kashmir dispute seems to be escalating almost to a war-like situation as locals living in villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Tangdhar sector have reported extremely heavy exchange of shelling between two nuclear-armed nations on 30th July.

Indian Troops To Get Bullet Proof Bunkers, Israeli CIBMS To Counter Pakistan Sniper Attacks

As the Indian Army retaliated, inputs and intercepts suggested that Pakistani military establishments were hit and many Pakistani army soldiers as per unconfirmed reports were killed.

Since then, the situation has calmed down along the LoC between India and Pakistan with but infiltration attempts continue. Since the removal of Article 370, there have been no ceasefire violations but terrorist infiltration has increased dramatically.

Image result for indian artillery
According to reports in India Today, a bus driver – Arshad Ahmed Khan suffered a heart attack and died while he was driving when the shelling started. Khan is survived by his wife and three children. “Usually there are 40-50 people during namaz in the mosque. Luckily, nobody was there that day otherwise many would have died,” said Khalil-Ur-Rehman, the local sarpanch.

40,000 Battle-Hardened Terrorists Waiting To Enter Kashmir As US Set To Leave Afghanistan

According to reports, Pakistan resorted to unilateral artillery fire. There were ceasefire violations in Keran, Gurez, and Macchil, but that fizzled out as there was early detection. The infiltration attempt sponsored and planned by Pakistan was to push the terrorists into Kashmir which explained the extremely heavy shelling across by the Pakistan Army.

Earlier, Pakistan Army COAS – General Qamar Javed Bajwa today affirmed that Pakistan Army will fully support the Kashmiris in their quest for freedom and said they are willing to go to any extent to fulfil their obligations”.

He said India was losing credibility on the international front as the people of Jammu and Kashmir have opposed the Modi government’s decision. “The secular India of Nehru and Gandhi is dead. I foresee further repression; abrogation of Article 370 will lead to more bloodbath in IoK.”

“India wants to completely occupy Jammu and Kashmir. Modi’s India is the India of Hindutva.” He said the global Muslim community will have to play an effective role to resolve the Kashmir issue.

Featured News

Why Is India Not On The Same Page With Its ‘Democratic Allies’ On Myanmar’s Military Regime?

Days after condemning the ongoing violence in Myanmar at the United Nations, India has again changed its tone with regard to the country's military...

China To Conduct Most Rapid Expansion Of Nuclear Weapons & Delivery Mechanism Ever — US Report

China will continue its efforts to spread its influence, undercut that of the United States, drive wedges between Washington and its allies and partners,...

As China ‘Attacks’ Japan Over Fukushima Issue & Disputed Islands, PM Suga To Meet US President Biden

Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga is in Washington for talks with US President Joe Biden amid China's mounting criticism of Tokyo's plan to release Fukushima...

China’s J-20 Fighter Jet Can Surpass The US F-22 Raptor With One Small Upgrade — Chinese Expert

The ‘fifth-generation J-20 fighter jet of the Chinese PLA Air Force may be upgraded with two-dimensional thrust vectoring control (TVC) nozzles for its engines...

How QUAD Allies India & Japan Are Making Andaman Islands A Key Military Hub To Checkmate China

India and Japan which are part of the QUAD block seem to have joined hands in the Indian Ocean region. India's strategically-located Andaman &...