Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:45:00 GMT | By IANS

Cross-LoC trade resumes between India, Pakistan

Trade across the Line of Control between India and Pakistan resumed in Jammu and Kashmir with six Pakistani trucks entering the Indian side


Cross-LoC trade resumes between India, Pakistan (© Reuters)

Jammu: Trade across the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan resumed Tuesday after being suspended due to tension over the January 8 killing of two Indian soldiers. Six Pakistani trucks entered the Indian side.

An official handling the cross-LoC trade at Chakan-da-Bagh in Poonch district told IANS that Indian trucks could not go to the Pakistani side due to late security clearance. "The trucks can cross LoC between 10 a.m. and noon, but trucks from India got delayed during security clearance. They are lined up at trade and facilitation centre at Chakan-da-Bagh and will go to the Pakistani side on Wednesday," he said.

Pawan Anand, president of cross-LoC traders association in Poonch, said: "Onions and dry dates have come from Pakistan today while six Indian trucks, carrying tomatoes and bananas, could not cross the LoC due to delay in security check."

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