Srinagar: A study of recent events provides a juxtaposition analogy of the bilateral relations between Indian and Pakistan. On one hand, sweets were exchanged between the Indian BSFs and the Pak Rangers; whereas on the other, Pakistan exchanged fires with India at Poonj sector in Kashmir. This effort to develop friendly ties between the countries, quite naturally hide the attack on Indian soldiers.
Last year, the Indian soldiers had decided to refrain from the century-old norm to exchange sweets with our neighbor Pakistan, in protest to the terrorist attacks made in Punjab and Kashmir. Atleast 10 innocent lives were lost on 27th July 2015 in a terrorist attack at Dinangar in Punjab. On August 5, 2 BSF men were martyred after their convoy was attacked in Kasmir. A militant was killed while another was caught alive.
Pakistan High Commissioner Adbul Basit has reportedly come out in his country’s defence amid escalating tension in the volatile state of Jammu and Kashmir. On the occasion of Pakistan’s Independence Day, the high commissioner said that Pakistan’s Independence Day this year is dedicated to Kashmir’s ‘azaadi.’
On Sunday, the Pakistan soldiers led twin gunbattle at the Poonj sector in Kashmir. The Indian army retaliated with adamant courage. Defence Spokesperson, Manish Mehta said that the Pakistan soldiers started firing at the Indian army after violating the ceasefire on the Line Of Control (LOC) in Poonj. They used morter, small weapons and guns in the attack. They started the attack since 3 in the morning. No casualties have been reported.