Six Indian soldiers were injured during a mortar attack from Pakistan
NEW DELHI, (BM) – Six Indian soldiers were injured during a mortar attack from Pakistan, April 3, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing The Indian Express report.
The publication reports that the shelling began suddenly in the morning. In Kashmir, along the line of control, Indian servicemen came under mortar fire. As a result, six people were injured.
Pakistani forces began shelling the advanced Indian positions on Wednesday (April 1) in the evening. On Thursday (April 2), the Indian side responded, and at least three Pakistani soldiers were mortally wounded.
Indo-Pakistani conflict for Kashmir
Since 1858, the territory of modern India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar was considered the colonial possession of Great Britain. In 1947, British India gained independence and was divided into two independent states: India and Pakistan. The main point of conflict between the two countries was the Kashmir region. It has become the disputed territory claimed by India, Pakistan and China.
After the first Indo-Pakistani war (1947-1949), Kashmir was divided into two controlled units. The ceasefire line (now called the “control line”) in Kashmir actually, but not legally, became the border between India and Pakistan.
The situation is aggravated by the fact that Kashmir has traditionally been a Muslim territory, and now the vast majority of the population are Muslims. After the uprising in Indian Jammu and Kashmir in 1980, the activities of terrorist organizations supporting the independence of the region increased dramatically.
Pakistan is interested in gaining control over all of Kashmir, because by doing so, it, among other things, gets a convenient transport route to its ally, China.
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