CBRN Assessment

Update: India, Pakistan continue cross-border firing amid heightened tensions

07 March 2019

Tensions between India and Pakistan remain high as their armies continue to exchange artillery, mortar, and small-arms fire across the disputed line of control (LoC) that divides the northern region of Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

The Indian Army (IA) accused the Pakistani Army (PA) on 6 March of resorting to “intense and unprovoked firing” with heavy-calibre weapons in the mountainous areas of Krishna Ghati, Sunderbani, and Nowshera along the LoC, to which it claimed to have retaliated “effectively”.

In a statement issued that same day, the Indian government’s Press Information Bureau (PIB) warned Pakistan that “any further provocation or misadventure by it will be responded to in a befitting manner and with dire consequences”.

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