After multiple ceasefire violations, Pakistan may launch an offensive across LoC

Even as Pakistan continues with its illegal ceasefire violations, frontier forces of the Indian armed forces have spotted the presence of Special Services Group or SSG commandos of the Pakistani Army, who may have been mobilised in light of the recent ‘coldness’ seen between the neighbouring nations. SSG

As per sources, the SSG has been deployed by Pakistan in close vicinity of the Line of Control (LoC) to launch an offensive on India. In addition to army personnel, it has come to light that Pakistan has now included terror proxies in its Border Action Team (BAT).

Considering the fact that the inclusion of SSG commandos and terror proxies occurred after Pakistan was snubbed by the ICJ in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, it is being predicted that the neighbours want to retaliate via force, and not dialogue.

A top army official said that the use of SSG personnel by Pakistan has increased this year along the Kashmir front against Indian border posts. It has also been suspected that the SSG have contributed to several ambushes on the Indian side of the LoC.

While SSG personnel have been spotted sporadically in the past, the concentration of such soldiers this year is an indication of imminent danger, adds the top official.

Earlier, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has briefed the frontier forces on how to deal with the Bat attacks. Air Marshal GS Dhanoa has also written a letter to 12,000 officers of the Indian Air Force, asking them to be combat-ready on a short notice.

Before the development, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, speaking exclusively to TIMES NOW, said the armed forces are fully determined to check any kind of infiltration.

“At present, the strategy from the other side has been to infiltrate people, and then generate violence and terrorism, especially in South Kashmir. Therefore it is important that we check any form of infiltration, which then leads to the insurgency in the state”, he said.

Jaitley added that his principle objective was to study the situation and express the country’s solidarity with the armed forces.

Arun Jaitley and Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Wednesday reached Kashmir valley to review the state’s security situation since there has been a rise in the violent incidents and militant attacks.

Jaitley and Gen Rawat’s Kashmir visit comes in the wake of beheading of two Indian security personnel by the Pakistani military in Poonch district earlier this month which was termed “barbaric” by India.

While Gen Rawat hinted at retaliation to avenge the killings, Jaitley had said the sacrifice of the two soldiers will not go in vain and that the armed forces will react “appropriately”.

The Kashmir valley has witnessed a series of violent incidents and militant attacks in the last couple of months.

 

 

 

 

 

Source:-Times Now

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