Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicLine Of Control

Topic: Line Of Control

Pakistan changes LoC strategy as winter approaches, terror launch pads full but ceasefire holds

The primary focus of the Pakistan Army is to push in arms and ammunition more than terrorists, which is why those who’ve been caught have been carrying huge cache of them.

Army foils infiltration bid along LoC in J&K’s Poonch, 1 terrorist killed

Army troops detected the infiltration bid by use of the integrated surveillance grid in Poonch sector early Monday, defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said.

Reject ‘baseless’ allegations of infiltration via LoC, says Pakistan

A senior security official in India recently said that the Army has been noticing presence of around 140 terrorists at the launch pads across the LoC waiting to infiltrate into J&K.

LoC, cameras, action — how hi-tech equipment is helping Indian Army guard the border better

Emergency financial powers besides existing special financial powers have helped the Army make technological upgrades to infantry soldiers along the LoC and LAC.

Carefree walks, new roads, electricity in villages — how ceasefire has changed life along LoC

The current LoC ceasefire began on 25 February this year, and has brought comfort to villagers living near the border and the defence personnel posted there.

Two Pakistani terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J&K’s Rajouri

According to the Defence PRO, Nb Sub Sreejith M and Sep Maruprolu Jaswanth Reddy received fatal injuries during the operation, and a detailed search of the area is underway.

Army chief in Kashmir ‘to take stock’ as ‘fragile’ ceasefire with Pakistan completes 100 days

While there has been no ceasefire violation along LoC since 25 February, sources say, terror infrastructure like training camps continues to operate in PoK, though on a smaller scale.

If China-Pakistan came to peace table, BJP’s failed national security strategy helped too

There should be no doubt that the flawed national security strategy pursued by India over the last seven years requires a course correction. It seems Modi govt has decided to do it now.

Army to exercise ‘maximum restraint’ in case of ceasefire violations by Pakistan

This comes days after a ceasefire agreement was settled between India and Pakistan on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

India, Pakistan agree to observe ceasefire along LoC, pull back specialised offensive units

India and Pakistan aim for peace along LoC, with New Delhi being ‘cautiously optimistic’. There will, however, not be any let-up in anti-infiltration and anti-terror operations.

On Camera

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

Tech, banking names are among hottest India stock picks for 2022

Despite concerns about lofty valuations and unwinding of easy-money policies, India’s benchmark is among those leading gains in Asia so far in 2022 with an advance of more than 4%.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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