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Pakistan Army says troops on high alert along LoC

The Pakistan Army said on Thursday that its troops are on high alert along the LoC with all required safeguards to thwart any “Indian aggression” amidst tense ties with New Delhi.

The Pakistan Army’s statement came amid tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama attack claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group.

“Due to the prevailing environment, the Pakistan Army troops are on high alert along the Line of Control (LoC) with all required safeguards along the Eastern Border in place to thwart any Indian aggression,” army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a statement.

He said that the Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy continued to stay fully alert.

“During the last 48 hours, Indian troops resorted to increased ceasefire violations in Kotli, Khuiratta and Tatta Pani sectors along the LoC,” Ghafoor said.

Pakistan Armed Forces are in a state of readiness for all eventualities, the spokesperson added.

India carried out air strikes against the ‘biggest training camp’ of JeM in Balakot on Tuesday.

Pakistan carried out retaliatory strikes, downing a MiG-21 and capturing alive a pilot.

Forty CRPF personnel were killed and many injured on February 14 in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a JeM suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.

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