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Pak attempting to incite trouble in India: Defence expert

Updated: Aug 14, 2016 19:44 IST

Jammu, Aug. 14 (ANI): Defence expert M.M. Khajuria today said the unprovoked firing from the other side of the border in Poonch sector was a well thought plan of action on Pakistan's part to provoke India and draw the international community's attention that there is an upsurge in Kashmir post the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Khajuria told ANI that Poonch has been an area of conflict for long and has been the target of Pakistan's aggression for long.

"So, this is a well thought plan of action to provoke India and draw the international attention that everything is not right in Kashmir (and) that there is upsurge in Kashmir after elimination of Burhan Wani," Khajuria said.

"This particular attack has come at a time when things are very hot in Kashmir. They have been trying to incite trouble in the entire border belt and also in the Jammu region," he added while stating that the objective of Pakistan was to spread trouble.

The defence expert also called on the security forces to be vigilant so that this mischief does not create any kind of reaction of communal nature.

"The response of Indian forces is effective and commensurate with the kind of mischief that they have done," he added.

Khajuria further said that Pakistan has been trying to do this to impress upon their cadres and supporters in Jammu and Kashmir.

"And all these things happening in almost in a row in Poonch is indicative of the importance of this particular area. And you may recall that this is the area where they had entered and chopped off the head of one of the jawans," he said.

In a major ceasefire violation, the Pakistan Army earlier today resorted to unprovoked firing on the Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Shahpu Kandi area of the border Poonch district.

The firing began at around 3 a.m. However, there have been no reports of any injuries or casualties so far.

Last year, the Indian soldiers decided against the exchange of sweets following the terror attacks by Pakistan in Punjab and Kashmir.

On July 27, 2015, three terrorists launched a massive terror attack in the Punjab town of Dinanagar, killing 10 people.

Two BSF soldiers were killed when two terrorists attacked a BSF convoy in Udhampur on August 5. One terrorist was killed, while the other was captured.

There have been 30 ceasefire violations by Pakistan on the Line of Control till July 31. (ANI)