Indian soldiers were killed in a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir
NEW DELHI, (BM) – Five soldiers of the Indian army died in a terrorist attack in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing RIA Novosti and an Indian army statement.
Among the dead are two officers with the rank of major and colonel.
As noted in a statement by the police of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an operation to search for terrorists was launched the day before in the area of Pulvama.
“During the search operation, the hiding terrorists opened fire on the search squad. Fire was returned. As a result of the ensuing clash, two terrorists were killed and their identity is being established,” the police said in a statement.
People living in the area are asked to cooperate with the police until the area is completely cleared of all explosives, if any.
The situation in the north of India sharply worsened after August 5, 2019 New Delhi announced a decision to abolish the state of Jammu and Kashmir, creating on its basis two allied territories: Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
To do this, the Indian Parliament repealed article 370 of the constitution, which gave the state special status. Pakistan, which claims to be the Indian part of Kashmir, strongly condemned this decision.
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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