Indian Army on High Alert As Pakistani Soldiers Along With PoK Locals Plan to March Towards LoC Tomorrow to Protest Against Article 370 Repeal
Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir (Photo Credits: IANS)

New Delhi, October 3: The Indian Army is on high alert after reports that Pakistani troops along with locals have planned for a march towards the Line of Control (LoC) tomorrow. According to news agency ANI, Pakistani soldiers and locals from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) would march towards the LoC to protest against abrogation of provisions of Article 370. "Indian Army fully prepared to foil Pakistan Army sponsored march," sources told ANI. Indian Army Foils Infiltration Bid by Pakistan BAT in PoK, Releases Video.

Tensions between India and Pakistan once again soared after New Delhi scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir granted under Article 370 and bifurcated the state into two union territories. Pakistan has alleged large-scale human rights violations and violence in Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian government and the Kashmir administration, however, have stoutly denied Pakistan's allegations. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the Kashmir issue in his address at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly last month. Pakistan Resorted to Over 2050 Unprovoked Ceasefire Violations in 2019, 21 Indians Killed: MEA.

Indian security agencies have identified over 20 entry routes along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir and have put in place a multi-tier security layer to thwart any attempt by infiltration bids by Pakistan-sponsored terrorists. The infiltration routes have been identified along the LoC and International Border in Kathua, Samba, Jammu, Rajouri, Poonch, Baramulla, Bandipora and Kupwara in districts.

During his visit to the state last month, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval had instructed security forces to put the anti-infiltration grid along the Pakistani border on high alert. Since the Centre withdrew Jammu and Kashmir's special status, Pakistani troops have been resorting to ceasefire violations with the aim to facilitate infiltration of terrorists.