Indian Army Chief new strategy reveals why Pakistan - India LoC has been hot in recent days

Indian Army Chief new strategy reveals why Pakistan - India LoC has been hot in recent days
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NEW DELHI - The Indian Army changed its track from just responding to cross border firing and violation of the 2003 India-Pakistan Ceasefire Agreement to a more proactive stance.

It is now attacking the Pakistani Army positions along the border and LoC, said Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat today.

He said that India will continue its counter-terror mechanism to challenge Islamabad that is likely to use militants to destabilise Jammu and Kashmir through the summer of 2018.

"Pakistan will not relent and will attempt to push as many militants as possible. We will continue with our counter-terror mechanism to deny any advantage to Pakistan in the manner in which we have been doing," Rawat told India Today.

General Rawat added that the situation on the India-China border is quiet and under control.

The Line of Control - the de-facto boundary between India and Pakistan - has been unusually active since last year.

Over 300 incidents of cross border shelling were reported in the first two months of 2018 as against over 850 incidents of cross border firing and shelling reported in 2017.

New Delhi