Defence Analyst Bharat Verma feels cease-fire violations by Pakistan will increase

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): After Pakistan violated the cease-fire for the fifth time this month along the Line of Control (LoC), defence analyst Capt. (Retd.) Bharat Verma feels that the cease- fire violations are likely to increase and the Indian Army has to be highly alert.

Speaking to the Asian News International here today, Bharat Verma pointed out that with the projected withdrawal of Western forces from Afghanistan, the 'jihad factory' products will be unemployed and Pakistan will have to find new targets.

According to Verma, the multiple cease-fire violations indicate the effort by Pakistan to destabilize tranquility in Jammu and Kashmir in order to find a target for the 'jihad factory'.

Bharat Verma said: " Pakistan wants to infiltrate maximum number of people inside Kashmir. Kashmir has been very stable for last few years but now with unemployment of jihad factory in Afghanistan due to the withdrawal of Western forces their energies will be redirected. This firing is going to increase to unsettle Kashmir and it will be at multiple places to infiltrate people. " Verma said.

Verma said that India is making a mistake in allowing people from Pakistan occupied Kashmir, in fact people who had left Kashmir, to come back via Nepal or directly ---because they are the jihad factory. "They are going to be the sleeping agents inside Kashmir. Therefore, India needs to be very alert and security agencies have to neutralize such formula being adopted by the Pakistan army and Nawaz Sharif."

Commenting on recent statements of the Pakistan Prime Minister, Verma said "Nawaz Sharif will be a big player because he cannot overlook the Pakistan army and ISI agenda; neither can he overlook where his connectivity is-the jihad factory."

According to army sources, there has been no loss of life along the Line of Control. Top army officials are monitoring the situation along the LoC and troops have been asked in other forward areas to intensify their vigilance.

Today's ceasefire violation comes five days after the Pakistani troops opened small arms firing at Indian posts in forward area along the LoC in Poonch district on Monday night.

On July 3, Pakistani troops fired at policemen, who had gone to the LoC at Sabzian in Poonch to collect the body of a Pakistani intruder killed by an IED blast.

The Pakistani troops again fired at Indian soldiers on July 8 while they were trying to evacuate injured porters along LoC in Poonch.

On July 12, Pakistani Rangers opened fire at Indian forward posts in the Pindi belt along the international border in Jammu district. (ANI)

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