Pakistan has become even more aggressive in Jammu & Kashmir and its latest maneuver has resulted in the deaths of 2 Indian Army jawans. The two soldiers were martyred when Pakistani snipers fired at them near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir. The area has been identified as a prominent route for terrorists trying to enter the Kashmir valley. It is not yet clear if the snipers were part of Pakistani troops or they belonged to the Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT). Meanwhile, the Indian government has issued the highest alert in wake of the killing of 7 Amarnath pilgrims.
The sniper fire at Indian jawans is being considered as retaliation and revenge for the killing of three terrorists yesterday. It may be recalled that three Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were tracked in Budgam district in central Kashmir. Security forces cornered them and during the gun fight, all three terrorists were killed. Sources said that Pakistan is retaliating by using snipers to take revenge. The use of snipers is a worrying development for the Indian Army since it will make soldiers an easy target, especially those deployed along the LoC.