Indian army foils BAT strike by Pakistan army in Keran sector

Indian army foils BAT strike by Pakistan army in Keran sector

Indian army foils BAT strike by Pakistan army in Keran sector

"The feedback from the formations and top commanders has been very positive and that is why we are going to start by raising two to three IBGs along the Pakistan border by October this year", top sources in the Indian military were quoted as saying. "It also requires State Parties to destroy the cluster munitions in their stockpiles and commits them to clearing areas contaminated with unexploded submunitions or abandoned cluster munitions". "This is a violation of the Geneva Convention and worldwide humanitarian law", said the ISPR. The unprovoked ceasefire violation initiated from across the LoC around 8.15 am, sources said. The ISPR statement claimed that the Indian Army, on the night of July 30-31, "targeted innocent citizens including women and children in Neelum Valley through artillery using cluster ammunition". Due to heavy exchange of firing in the forward area, the dead bodies of heavily armed infiltrators could not be retrieved by the Indian army. Pakistan had also claimed that Indian firing killed six civilians, wounded 48 and damaged infrastructure in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir between July 19 and August 3. It opens up mid-air and releases tens or hundreds of submunitions. The related global convention adopted in 2008 prohibits the use of cluster munitions. There are some 500,000 Indian security forces already based in the region.

The development comes just a day after the government suspended the Amarnath yatra citing intelligence report of an imminent militant attack.

It is further said that the civilian casualties during conflict often occur because cluster munitions scatter huge numbers of explosive submunitions over very large areas.

But while the Indian military and the state government have highlighted the security risk, Kashmiri and opposition politicians in New Delhi have raised concerns that the extra troops were being deployed for other reasons.

On Saturday, the FO had expressed "serious concern over the progressively deteriorating situation" in IoK. Kashmir runs in our blood.

Pakistan has denied India's accusations of cross Line of Control action and that Pakistani commandos died in any such operation.

Pakistan downed an Indian plane for violating its airspace and captured its pilot after he ejected in AJK.

Nevertheless, ceasefire violations along the de-facto border have been occurring regularly.

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