Jammu, Aug 7: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Wednesday arrived here on his way to the site where Pakistani men ambushed an Indian post and butchered five Indian soldiers. Singh is likely to meet the commanding officer and troops of the battalions whose troops were killed in the attack, sources in the army said.
Meanwhile, villagers living in areas adjacent to the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district are afraid about the future repercussion of Monday's incident. The helpless villagers are compelled to move around because of continuous firing along the LoC and were tired of their uncertain life.
They said the ceasefire of 2003 had improved the situation and they had constructed permanent houses but with the relation between the two countries looking to worsen after Monday's attack, the villagers have no option but to surrender to their fate. They have stopped their children from going to schools for they fear that the firing could kill them anytime. According to them, it is better to die at home together.
The US, meanwhile, expressed its concern over the violence along the LoC and said its policy on Kashmir didn't witness any change. The US State Department said the nature of the two south Asian neighbours on Kashmir depends on themselves to determine.