Over 50 km of the three-tier border fencing and flood-lighting have been damaged by the recent floods along the LoC and IB in Jammu and Kashmir and security forces are racing against time to repair it to prevent cross-border infiltration ahead of winters.
India today said ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC and International Border were "serious and provocative" and created an environment "not very conducive" for relationship between the two sides.
Expressing grief over the loss of lives in ceasefire violations along the international border, Syed Ali Shah Geelani today said small skirmishes can lead to a war between India and Pakistan in which no country will be a winner.
Despite concerns expressed by the Narendra Modi government over repeated ceasefire violations by the neighbouring Pakistan, its troops once again resorted to unprovoked firing Thursday night, targeting two Border Security Force (BSF) posts in the RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Expressing satisfaction over the counter-infiltration grid along the Line of Control in Kashmir, a top Army commander said his troops are capable enough to retaliate "appropriately" if there is any escalation of ceasefire violation in the Valley.
As Pakistan and India observe their Independence Days this week, two families from either side of the LoC reunited to celebrate a bond of friendship which has remained unscathed by the tragedy of partition and three wars.
Lashker-e-Taiba founder and mastermind of Mumbai terror attack Hafiz Saeed has been holding rallies which were "highly critical of India" in proximity to Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir.
Goods worth over Rs 2 crore 36 lakh were traded across the Line of Control (LoC) today between Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) and Jammu and Kashmir at Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point here, officials said.