Peace prevails on India-Pakistan border despite turmoil in Pakistan

November 16th, 2007 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin  

Bharopal (Punjab), Nov 16 (ANI): Peace prevails on Indias western front despite turmoil across the border following imposition of emergency in Pakistan.
Although Indian forces have been place on alert, there has been no spillover effect from developments across the border.
“There has been no change in activities in the border area after the imposition of emergency in Pakistan. The situation is under control. Our troops are on guard and are patrolling the 553 kilometers area of the border region. Till now, there has been no untoward incident,” said S.A. Khader, a Border Security Force (BSF) official in Jalandhar.
Farmers continue with their routine cultivation escorted by BSF men.
“There is no threat to us from the other side (Pakistan). They keep to their business and we do our work. We don’t feel threatened by them,” said Tasneem Singh, a farmer.
The Indo-Pakistan border in Punjab has been a sensitive spot for long, and therefore, special attention is paid to security and the safety of residents of the area.
The border districts of Punjab have been affected by terrorism due to the infiltration of militants at intervals from Pakistan.
To contain this cross border terrorism”, India has fenced the thousand-kilometer- long border. (ANI)

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