Gunfight on the India-Pakistan border 2Gunfight on the India-Pakistan border 2

`Around 9:30 a.m. July 2 (11 a.m. Hanoi time), the Pakistani army began violating the ceasefire and firing light weapons across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kirni and Shahpur areas, Poonch district. Indian Army

Some Indian military officials said Pakistani soldiers used heavy mortars and many other weapons to attack the positions of Indian soldiers, but did not cause any casualties.

Indian border guards patrol along the fence on the border with Pakistan, passing through the Ranbir Singh Pura area, February 2019.

The gun battle took place a day after Pakistan summoned Indian counselor Gaurav Ahluwalia because a civilian was killed and five others were injured on June 29-30.

However, India claimed that `a terrorist group` sought to infiltrate the Kashmir region under its control and was detected after crossing the LoC 400 meters.

This troop deployment took place in the context of increased tensions between India and Pakistan since August 2019, after New Delhi stripped the special status of the autonomous administrative region of Jammu and Kashmir.

Some Indian intelligence sources said Pakistan could send two divisions with about 20,000 troops to Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir, bordering India.

The India-Pakistan border consists of three sections: LoC, WB and international border.

Gunfight on the India-Pakistan border

Location of Poonch district (marked in red).

WB is located between Pakistan’s Punjab province, near the city of Sialkot, and Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Territorial disputes and activities of cross-border armed groups in the Kashmir region have caused four wars between India and Pakistan in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999, and caused the two countries to repeatedly clash.

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