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No customary exchange of sweets on borders this Eid

Situation tense as Pak mobilises forces

Updated:Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 01:12

No customary exchange of sweets took place between India and Pakistan on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday due to the ongoing tension following the abrogation of Article 370.

India shares 224-km Line of Control (LoC) and 198-km International Border (IB) with Pakistan in Jammu region.
“The customary event did not take place at any location along the LoC or IB on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha,” a senior officer said.

“Usually they send sweets on Eid, but today that did not happen, so we also did not respond,” a BSF officer said.No customary exchange of sweets on borders this Eid
However, between the growing tension, the Indian Army and Air Force have been put on high alert. “Since the government abrogated Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has started mobilising its forces in forward bases to show resentment,” a senior Army officer said.

“The Army and Air Force have been put on highest alert to protect both ground and air. Pakistan is continuously mobilising forces on other side of border to put pressure on India or divert attention for infiltration,” the officer said.

According to reports, the Pakistan Army has been moving equipment to their forward bases and Indian agencies concerned are keeping a close eye on the movement of Pakistanis along the border areas.

Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Northern Command, had recently stated that Pakistan has intensified its efforts to increase the strength of terrorists in launch pads along the LoC over the past few days and is pushing infiltrators into Jammu and Kashmir.

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