Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:02:37 GMT | By ANI

Mining at border is part of Pakistan’s strategic plans, say defence experts

Bharat Verma, a renowned defence expert, said that the recent activities from Pakistan are motivated to reactivate the border and internationalise the Kashmir issue


Mining at border is part of Pakistan’s strategic plans, say defence experts (© Reuters)

New Delhi: Terming the act of planting landmines in the border areas in Jammu and Kashmir from the by Pakistan Army, as illegal and a part of their tactical plan, defence experts cautioned Indian Army to take the issue seriously.

Bharat Verma, a renowned defence expert, said that the recent activities from Pakistan are motivated to reactivate the border and internationalise the Kashmir issue. ‘Pakistan knows that Kashmir is sleeping from their hands, and in order to reactivate and internationalise the area, it is doing all these things.

America will say nothing to Pakistan at present, because Pakistan Army will escort their soldier from Kabul to Karachi during their convoy exit in near future. So, they and especially their outgoing Army Chief General Kiyani are taking the benefit of the situation,” said Verma.

“The act of planting landmines is absolutely illegal. After the war in 1971, both sides had decided that mining would be not done. The problem with mining is that due to the snow the mines shift, which may cause injury to either side. Pakistan is slowly moving towards internal conflict and the whole acts of ceasefire violations are to divert the attention towards India and destabilise New Delhi,” he added.

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