India beefs up artillery deployment near LoC: Report

India beefs up artillery deployment near LoC: Report

SRINAGAR: The Indian military has started transporting heavy artillery to forward positions in several areas close to the Line of Control in Kashmir, reports said.
According to a report by BBC Urdu, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spent most of his time on Thursday in the military operation monitoring and reviewing the movement of troops along the Line of Control in Kashmir.
The report said he received inputs reports form senior Indian military officials of increased movement of troops along the LoC, as well the movement of heavy artillery including Bofors guns to several positions.
The reported development comes after Islamabad came up with a strong response to India’s discussions about a possible war with Pakistan.
In the weekly news briefing, foreign office spokesman of Pakistan, Nafeez Zakaria, stressed that Pakistan was a peace-loving country, while he accused India of “habitually blaming” Pakistan for every incident.
Meanwhile, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif also said the country’s air force was in a state of constant readiness, the reports said.
He tweeted: “The defenders or our skies, in a state of constant readiness, Alhamdolillah. Our motorways are our runways”.

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