An Army Captain and three jawans were martyred in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control on Sunday afternoon. From the incident it was clear that Pakistan had not used small arms.
The Pakistan Army used indirect firing weapons of a higher calibre. Looking at the casualties, it was clear that small arms were not used, an initial assessment of the incident said.
The martyrdom of the soldiers will not go in vain, the Indian Army has said. The ceasefire violations have been at an all time and these are signs of Pakistan getting desperate, officials say. In 2017, there were 860 ceasefire violations while 271 were reported in 2016.
A report of the Intelligence Bureau suggests that the ceasefire violations would go up. There are desperate attempts that are being made to aid infiltrations. The violations are only aimed at aiding infiltrations and providing cover fire. There has been no provocation of any sort from the Indian side for Pakistan to retaliate the note states.
Sunday's incident too was an account of an infiltration bid. The BSF had foiled an infiltration bid at the Samba district on Thursday. The ceasefire violation was in retaliation to Thursday's incident. This clearly shows the desperation by Pakistan.
It was only two weeks back that the Central IB had decoded a message from Pakistan. It was learnt that Pakistan had devised a two pronged strategy. A meeting in Rawalpindi, Pakistan discussed the strategy at great length in which it was decided to enhance infiltrations into the Valley. It was also decided that the Pakistan Army would provide cover fire to the terrorists infiltrating into the Valley.
The morale of both the terrorists and the Pakistan army is down, following a successful crackdown by the Indian agencies in Kashmir. They want to keep Kashmir on the boil at any cost. At the Rawalpindi meeting, it was also decided that the Lashkar-e-Tayiba would call on its cadres outside Kashmir and ask them to carry out attacks. An alert had been sounded following the decoding of the Rawalpindi message.
The IB also said that the meeting was held between the ISI, Pakistan army officials and terrorists of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. It was decided that the modules needed to be set up once again. The Lashkar-e-Tayiba bosses said that their cadres were demoralised and hence something spectacular needed to be done to lift their morale.