Tensions between the two Asian rivals remain high after a series of back-and-forth skirmishes which followed an Indian Air Force raid into Pakistani territory targeting al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists who claimed responsibility for a deadly car bombing attack in the India-controlled region of Kashmir.
The Indian Army is “taking all possible steps to thwart” efforts by Pakistani ‘Border Action Teams’ (BATs) to infiltrate the fragile Line of Control border in Kashmir, a senior Army source told The Economic Times.
These efforts have prompted the Indian military to beef up security along LoC fences, taking action ‘against any movement’ from the Pakistani side and even carrying out preemptive activity, according to the sources.
According to the newspaper, Pakistan’s efforts have including encouraging BAT teams and militants from the terrorist groups Jaish-e-Mohammed* and Lashkar-e-Taiba* to wear civilian clothing in place of uniforms to carry out their actions, which include surprise attacks against Indian positions along the LoC.
The Economic Times’ sources accused the Pakistani side of trying to violate the ceasefire along all sectors after tensions escalated in February following the Indian Air Force strikes in Balakot.