The cross-LoC trade via Chakan-da-Bagh Wednesday saw 50 goods laden trucks crossing the LoC. While 34 Indian goods trucks went to PoK, 16 trucks arrived here from the other side. The cross-LoC trade takes place between the two sides four days a week from Tuesday to Friday.
"Too much keenness being shown by the prime minister showed weakness on our part. Giving them (India) too much reflects haste on our part to mend fences with India," former foreign minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif said.
The initiative is part of the CIBMS proposed to be deployed at these two borders by the Modi government as part of its decision to completely seal the two borders to stop infiltration and illegal migration.
The immediate provocation for not exchanging sweets along the LoC appeared to be the killing of a jawan in Rajouri district’s Nowshera sector during unprovoked mortar shelling from across the border Saturday.