As the situation along the border continues to remain tense after India abrogated Article 370, a rattled Pakistan has started moving its military equipment to the forward bases along the Ladakh border. A C-130 transport aircraft carrier of Pakistani Air Force was seen transporting equipment to the Skarduairbasee opposite to the India Union Territory of Ladakh.
According to the ANI report, the equipment that was moved to the forward air bases in Skardu maybe supporting equipment for carrying out fighter aircraft operations. The sources reveal that the government of India is closely monitoring the situation and keeping a close eye on the movement of Pakistanis across the border.
Pakistan reportedly owns some old C-130 aircraft procured from America a long time ago.
The sources believe that Pakistan might be moving a fleet of its Chinese made JF-17 fighter jets to the forward air base of Skardu that provides considerable aid to its army operations against India along the Jammu and Kashmir Line of Control. The Intelligence agencies are keeping a close watch across the length and breadth of Pakistan after India’s decision to repeal Article 370 evoked a sharp response from Pakistan.
On Monday last week, August 6, India took a momentous decision of abolishing Article 370 and bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories. Pakistan has since then been trying to internationalise India’s internal reorganisation and desperately pleading international organisations and countries to pressurise India into taking back the decision.
The United Nations Security Council had snubbed Pakistan by turning down its repeated entreaties to mediate in the Kashmir issue between India and Pakistan. Citing the Shimla Agreement signed between India and Pakistan, the UN chief claimed that the United Nations has no jurisdiction over Jammu and Kashmir issue and that the two country are supposed to resolve it bilaterally.