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Pak Mobilises Additional Troops, Weaponry Along LoC: Report

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Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated since the Pulwama terror attack, for which the JeM claimed responsibility.
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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.

Snapshot
  • Pakistan’s Interior Ministry on Tuesday, 5 March, put Hafiz Saeed’s JuD and FIF under the list of proscribed organisations
  • JeM Chief Masood Azhar’s brother Mufti Abdul Rauf was among 44 members of banned outfits detained in Pakistan
  • Countering Pakistan media reports, the IAF also refuted claims that it lost a Sukhoi aircraft in the aerial engagement

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9:41 PM , 06 Mar

Pak Mobilises Additional Troops, Weaponry Along LoC: Report

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.

The Indian Army on Wednesday also issued a stern warning to Pakistan against targeting civilians along the LoC, saying any further provocation or misadventure by it will have "dire consequences".

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.

Sources said the military officials of the two armies spoke over the hotline on Tuesday during which India had asked Pakistani side not to target civilian population along the LoC.

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5:33 PM , 06 Mar

Action by Defence Forces Against Terrorism, Not Civilians: Indian Army

The Indian Army on Wednesday, 6 March, categorically stated that the Pakistan Army has employed “heavy artillery" to target civilian areas in Krishna Ghati and Sunderbani sectors along the LoC in the last 24 hours.

The Army reiterated that all actions taken by the Indian defence forces are targeted towards counter terrorism and terrorist infrastructure, away from civilian areas.

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5:29 PM , 06 Mar

First India-Pak Meeting on Kartarpur on 14 March

The first meeting between India and Pakistan to finalise modalities for the Kartarpur Corridor would be held at Attari-Wagah on 14 March.

“India has also proposed that a technical-level discussion on alignment of corridor be held on the same day on the sidelines of this meeting,” reported ANI.

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5:08 PM , 06 Mar

IAF Attributes Downing of Pak F-16 to Abhinandan: Report

The IAF on Wednesday, 6 March, “officially” attributed the downing of Pakistan’s F-16 jet to Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, reported India Today.

The R-73 missile from his MiG-21 was the only weapon fired by IAF’s 8 fighters, the report said.


Published: 04 Mar 2019, 8:25 PM IST