Anticipating quick and forceful retaliation from India for the cowardly Pulwama attack, which consumed lives of over 40 CRPF soldiers on February 14, Pakistan has reportedly relocated its terrorists from launch pads in the Line of Control to army camps that are usually near to such facilities.
With Modi government strongly stating that the Indian armed forces have been given a free hand to respond to the Jaish-e-Mohammad attack on the CRPF convoy, Pakistan fearing another surgical strike seems to have taken such precautionary measures as reported by the Times of India.
Despite the situation being grim, there has not yet been any artillery movement along the frontier said few top intelligence officers to TOI. “As of today, we don’t have any targets to strike at across the Line of Control, where terrorists used to be ready to be launched to infiltrate into this side,” reports the TOI.
This could leave the Indian Army with the option of targeting Pakistan army installations and could mean a possible escalation of the conflict, a senior official said.
As per the report, the estimation that Pakistan is anticipating a retaliation form India for the ghastly act carried out by them could be made by the fact that Pakistan did not vacate its winter post along the frontier this year.
As many as 50 to 60 winter posts which are usually vacated every year remain occupied as of now as per the report. This has made it difficult to gauge the strength of the Pakistani army since they may be joined by the terror camps.
In a gruesome terrorist attack on the CRPF soldiers in Awantipora in Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, 40 CRPF personnel lost their lives. A high-intensity IED blast targeted a convoy of 70 vehicles of the CRPF carrying 2500 personnel which was on its way from Jammu to Srinagar. Pakistan backed terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad had claimed the responsibility of the cowardly attack.
Speaking in the aftermath of the horrible terrorist attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised vengeance. Narendra Modi stated that full freedom has been given to our armed forces to exact revenge from Pakistan.
The cowardly act left the Nation trembling in anguish and infuriation. Acting swiftly India not only withdrew the MNF status from Pakistan, but basic customs duty on all goods exported from Pakistan to India has also been increased to 200% with immediate effect, tweeted Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, last night.
Pakistan would soon have to pay a colossal price for this audacious misconduct, which has left India brimming in disgust and extreme rage.