According to the study, “local military factors” at the LoC/IB are the most frequent cause of ceasefire violations.
The trade across the Line of Control (LoC) has been suspended since July 11 following heavy firing and shelling from the Pakistani side caused damage to trade facilitation centres and police barracks.
The NIA had said that active Hizbul terrorists, who have crossed over to Pakistan in the garb of traders, are also involved in trade across the LoC and misuse it to send money and weapons to the Indian side from PoK and Pakistan and some truck drivers are also involved in the activity.
Incidents of firing across the LoC have risen steadily since 2012, when 79 were registered, to 236 in 2013, 226 in 2014, and 279 in 2015, according to data gathered by the J&K government.
There are 2,234 border villages in Jammu and Kashmir, but the plan covers villages only within 0-10 km for now
By being proactive on the LoC, the Army seeks to not only prevent infiltration, but to also claim moral ascendancy over Pakistan
The 1.41-minute-long video shows a military post, having a chain of bunkers, being destroyed after being hit by rockets and high explosive shells.
According to an RTI reply, Pakistan breached the truce along the Line of Control 449 times in 2016 as compared to 405 violations in 2015.
India has conveyed its protest to China on the corridor connecting China’s Xinjiang province with Pakistan’s Gwadar port as it goes through PoK along the Karakoram Highway.
Army has officially maintained complete silence on the issue but have been constantly updating various intelligence agencies about the presence of PLA troops along the Line of Control.
The meeting was held in a cordial atmosphere where both sides agreed to meet more frequently, an official spokesperson said.
“Most of the attempts were foiled either on the LoC or inside LoC,’’ said Lt Gen Satish Dua, adding that even this time one operation is in progress on the LoC.
According to Lt Gen Saha, over 200 militants were currently active in the Valley and most of them were affiliated to the Hizbul Mujahideen or the Lashkar- e-Toiba.
The two major changes from the old fence are in the use of a strong, circular pole instead of traditional iron picket and a different type of concertina coil.
While three labourers died, one person suffered injuries and has been hospitalised.