Despite talks regarding ceasefire between India and Pakistan, Indian violation of LoC continues. Just last week, Indian and Pakistani authorities committed to uphold the Line of Control and agreed to cease unprovoked firing across the border. It’s a few days later and the story stays the same. On Tuesday, Indian violation of LoC in Rawalakot’s Battal Sector resulted in the death of a Pakistan Army soldier. The violation was unprovoked according to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). In a further statement it was revealed that Sepoy Shams embraced Shahadat. Sepoy Shams, resident of Village Shanglot, Tehsil Gopis, District Ghizer, Gilgit Baltistan, was only 20 years old at the time of death. Pakistan army was able to respond befittingly to this unprovoked Indian violation of LoC.
This skirmish comes a few days after the commanders of the Pakistan’s Rangers and India’s Border Security Force met in a bi-annual meeting. The two sides agreed to discontinue border violations. They further agreed to keep a keen eye on smuggling operations, and ensure prompt return of those who find themselves on the other side of the border. It would seem however, that none of these accords will hold in the future owing to Indian violation of LoC. The said talks are held twice a year, once in each country. The primary discussion lasted on border violations and firing across borders, apparently, the discussions were up to no good.
Pakistan has lost 26 lives over the past three months alone in over 200 violations across the LoC. The next meeting between the two sides will be held in year 2016, in Pakistan. There is still some time in that meeting, however, we continue to hope that India will uphold their side of the bargain, and Pakistan will not lose more lives. It is yet unclear exactly why India resorts to heavy shelling and firing across the border for no apparent reasons. It would almost seem as if Pakistan’s patience is being tested.
Our well wishes and respect goes out to those standing guard at the border, facing treacherous circumstances every day. Our thoughts are with them, and we hope no more of their precious lives are lost. As far as Indian violation of LoC goes, we hope that the two countries come to terms and there is peace between them.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.