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Pakistan increases military activity along LoC; deploys medium range artillery

File photo. Photograph:( ANI )

WION New Delhi Aug 27, 2019, 04.15 PM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

Days after India removed special status for Jammu and Kashmir(J&K), Pakistan after restoring to diplomatic means which failed, is trying to create tensions at the Line of Control(LoC).

It has been learnt that Islamabad has deployed medium-range artillery along LoC and mobilised its army as well.

Pakistan's latest move comes after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday in an address to the nation on Kashmir had issued a "nuclear threat" against India.

"India should remember that if situation turns out worse and moves towards a war they should remember that both countries have nuclear weapons and one should remember that repercussions will be around the world, not just India and Pakistan," Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan had said in a televised address to the nation.

"Pakistan will now go to every extent, till their last breath on the issue," the Pakistan prime minister had said. 

Pakistan earlier had been using small weapons during ceasefire violations. India has used Bofors to deal with increased Pakistani efforts to destabilize the LoC.

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It is understood that Islamabad has deployed its Special Service Group (SSG), an elite commando force and Border Action Team (BAT) at the LoC.

On the night of July 31 and August 1, Indian forces thwarted BAT attempt to infiltrate across the LoC at Karen sector.

Increased activity of terror groups has also been seen, according to sources including of associates of Masood Azhar, the chief of United Nation-listed terror group.

Jaish-e-Mohammed, have been noticed overlooking the training of terror groups, eager to cross over LoC. Increased movement of terrorist has been reported in Muzffarabad, Rawalakot and Kotli in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.

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Pakistan's latest move comes after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday in an address to the nation on Kashmir had issued a "nuclear threat" against India.