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Indian forces well prepared to contain ceasefire violations: Union minster Bhamre

Indian forces are able to ‘tackle any eventuality’ and ‘safeguard the motherland’, minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2018 13:00 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Anantnag‬,‪Jammu and Kashmir‬‬,‪Kupwara district
A boy shows splinters marks of mortar shell on a wall fired from the Pakistan side, in Arnia district of Jammu and Kashmir, on Thursday. (Nitin Kanotra/ HT Photo)

Amid heavy shelling by Pakistani forces on the border, Union minister Subhash Bhamre said Friday Indian forces know “what to do” and are “well prepared” to contain any ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The remarks came hours after two civilians were killed and six others injured as Pakistan Rangers heavily shelled civilian areas and Border Out Posts for the second consecutive day along the IB in Jammu and Samba districts.

“Our forces know what to do. Government is sensitive and our forces are well prepared. They have been giving a befitting reply,” the minister of state for defence said.

Indian forces are able to “tackle any eventuality” and “safeguard the motherland”, he said, adding that at the same time, they “stop cross border infiltration” that has been “unfortunately going on”.

He said the end to the standoff in Doklam was the “victory of our leadership”.

First Published: Jan 19, 2018 12:59 IST