Pakistani troops along LoC remain on high alert: ISPR


RAWALPINDI: Pakistani troops remain on alert, and there have been no casualties on the Pakistan side during the past 24 hours, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.

The army’s media wing, in its latest update on the situation along the Line of Control (LoC), said that after a heavy exchange of fire on the night between March 1 and 2, there is a relative calm along the LoC with blinking firing last night in Neza Pir, Jandrot and Baghsar sectors.

“Pakistan armed forces responded effectively to Indian fire by targeting their posts,” his statement said. “Pakistan armed forces continue state of alert and vigilance.”

Earlier in the day, Havaldar Abdul Rabb, who embraced martyrdom in Indian cross-border firing at the LoC, was laid to rest with full military honour in Dera Ghazi Khan.

On Saturday, two Pakistani soldiers and two citizens were martyred as Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC.

According to ISPR, the Indian forces targeted the civilian population in Nakyal sector along LoC.

“Pakistani forces responded befittingly and targeted Indian posts,” the ISPR said.

The Indian Border Security Forces resorted to indiscriminate fire along the LoC as well soon after Pakistan released the detained Indian pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan through Wagah Border.