Indian minister likely to visit India-Pak border


Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde is expected to visit India-Pakistan border areas in occupied Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Tuesday.

Media reports say Shinde will also have a meeting with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and top security officials of both the states and central governments to take stock of the situation along the border.

During his visit, Shinde will visit a few posts manned by the Border Security Forces along the international border and review the situation there.

There has been continuous tension along the IB and Line of Control due to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling from both sides of Line of Control (LoC) since early this year.

India claims that nearly a dozen Indian soldiers have been killed and several others injured due to ceasefire violations by Pakistan so far this year.

On Saturday, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that the ceasefire violation was not just an issue of diplomacy but also of military relations.