Tension on LOC increases, Pak suspends trans-LoC trade
“Pakistan increases movement on border, deployed more troops”
Incessant cross-border shelling from the Pakistani side, with three ceasefire violations being reported in 24 hours. According to reports, cross-border firing continued for four and half hours late last night. It was the third ceasefire violation in the past 24 hours.Reports also said that apart from automatic gunfire, mortars were also used to bombard Indian posts.The 10th Brigade of the Indian Army is deployed in the Poonch sector under which three battalions are deployed. One of them is 13 Rajputana Rifles, whose two soldiers Lance Naiks Sudhakar Singh and Hemraj were killed by the Paksitan army.The area has been tense due to the recent incidents of ceasefire violations including the one which took place this evening in the Battal area of the same sector. The Pakistani Army on Thursday refused to allow trucks from India carrying goods to cross the Line of Control trade point in Poonch district. Trucks laden with Indian goods remained stranded near the Chakkan-da-Bagh crossing point with Indian traders complaining that they would suffer huge losses as a result of the Pakistani action.