Army intensifies night patrolling along LoC to avert any untoward incident

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 09:10 hrs

The Indian Army has intensified night patrolling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir to avert any untoward incident after the recent brutal killing of Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops.

India denounced Pakistan on Wednesday (January 09) over a firefight at the LoC in which two Indian soldiers were killed.

India also summoned Pakistan's envoy in New Delhi to lodge a "strong protest", accusing a group of Pakistani soldiers, it said had crossed the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir of "barbaric and inhuman behaviour."

The Commanding Officer of the Third Rashtriya Rifles, Colonel D.K. Malik, said in Uri town of Baramulla district that the army has increased patrolling during night in order to avert any untoward incident.

"Right now we are focussing on the night patrolling as incidents like these happens during nights. Our soldiers patrol the area at different times. Sometimes they patrol through vehicles and sometimes they prefer walking.

"We also carry out patrolling for two days for surveillance or area domination where the soldiers carry food along with them. The people are very cooperative. We immediately take action whenever we receive any information," said Colonel Malik.

The ceasefire in Kashmir has held since it went into effect in November 2003, surviving even the crisis in ties after the Mumbai attacks in November 2008 by Pakistan-based militants. (ANI)

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