The Indian Army at the line of Control near the Poonch Sector has reported that residents of the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir region. The Indian Army regularly sends these residents back to their side of the LOC. The incident of POK residents crossing over to the Indian side poses a risk to the security of the border areas. The Indian Army has observed such incidents for two to three weeks.
Sources suggest that the officials of the Indian Army appointed at the Poonch sector are exercising vigilance in the areas of the LOC. The residents of the POK tried to cross over through a river bed which acts as the boundary between India and Pakistan. However, the Indian troops asked them to return to their side.
The Indian Army has held discussions with the troops of Pakistan regarding the increased incidents of POK Residents crossing the border to enter the Indian state. Both the local authorities and the higher-level authorities have talked about ways in which they can solve the issue.
The Indian authorities are getting alerts in the area as the region is considered an important entry point for attempts at infiltration into the Indian territory. The terrorists use villages surrounding the areas of the line of Control to come into the Indian territory. Sources suggest that the terrorists get the support of the government of Pakistan.
Accordingly, the mosques in the Line of Control Area have made announcements to refrain the area’s residents from going to the Indian side to lift sand and grazing cattle. The information came after the Indian Army warned their Pakistan counterpart. The Indian authorities claim that if the residents of Pakistan come close to the line of Control, it will be difficult for the Army to distinguish between the civilians and infiltrators.
If the situation escalates, it will cause issues with both sides. Both countries have had a ceasefire agreement for over a year, and both are observing the ceasefire from both sides.