NEW DELHI, (BM) – Heavy artillery systems for the suppression of firing points and the destruction of ammunition depots on the Pakistani side of Jammu and Kashmir were used by the Indian army, on April 10, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Krasnaya Vesna.
The Indian side fired back at the unprovoked shelling of the Pakistani army. Indian soldiers used 105-mm field guns, as well as 155-mm howitzers. The fire was launched by high-precision ammunition according to preliminary target designation.
At least one of the firing positions in Pakistan was completely destroyed. There are no casualties in the Indian army.
Intense skirmish led to a panic of local residents. The incident occurred in the Kupwara district on the control line in Jammu and Kashmir – in the same place where last Sunday, April 5, there was a battle between Indian special forces and terrorists who infiltrated India.
A special forces detachment was abandoned in the specified area and entered into close combat with a group of heavily armed terrorists. During the clash, five-man gangs were eliminated, but five people from the Indian squad were also killed.
Recall that India and Pakistan are constantly violating the ceasefire over the entire length of the control line in Jammu and Kashmir. For the first quarter of 2020, 1,160 such violations were recorded, last year there were 685 in the same period. And for the whole of 2019, 3,479 armed incidents occurred.
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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