With the army chief of Pakistan, General Raheel Sharif trying for an extension, the Indian armed forces are taking no chances. The sudden rise in the number of incidents along the Line of Control and the International Border is an indication that the army chief of Pakistan is attempting to send out a message.
India is, however, taking no chances. While the army prepares for a major offensive following the death of the Indian jawans, on the other hand, the Navy too is planning a major drill in the Arabian Sea starting next week.
There is high alert along the border areas already. Both the Army and the Indian Air Force are in a high state of readiness. The Navy too will undertake a major drill. The defence ministry has also delegated emergency financial powers to the three service vice chiefs. This was done to make for the deficiencies in the ammunition and spare stockpiles
Will hit back Meanwhile the army has warned of action against Pakistan following the death of an Indian jawan on Friday. The body of the soldier was mutilated by terrorists who later escaped to Pakistan occupied Kashmir by using cover fire provided by the Pakistan army. A statement from the army read, “This barbaric act will invite an appropriate response.” The government has given the army and the Border Security Forces the green signal to hit back hard at the Pakistan army in case there is provocation. In one meeting that was held recently, the National Security Advisor had told the BSF to hit back at Pakistan in case of unprovoked firing. The NSA, Ajit Doval had said, “If they fire one, you fire two.”