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The armed forces of India and Pakistan exchange blows in the border zone between the two countries. This is with reference to sources in the Indian army reports The Economic Times.
“Pakistan violated the ceasefire at about 22:15 on Wednesday, opening fire from small arms and mortars. (…) The Indian army has provided a fitting reply,” said the military.
According to them, a skirmish between the parties on the border lasted until approximately 14:30 the following day. According to the calculations of Indians, it was the third unprovoked violation of the ceasefire with the Pakistani side for the last four days. About victims and victims is not reported.
5 August, India announced that it had decided to cancel the special status of the Northern state of Jammu and Kashmir, which now gives the region a degree of autonomy and right to make their own laws. Its territory is also divided into two parts. It is anticipated that there will act common to the Indian Constitution, removed restrictions on investment and the arrival of residents from other States.
The territory of the former Principality of Jammu and Kashmir is actually divided between India and Pakistan, although each side claims complete control over the region. The demarcation line (control line, the notional boundary of countries) constantly high concentration of Indian and Pakistani troops.
The state is considered to be one of the most turbulent in India. On the whole territory of the region claim unrecognized state also Azad Kashmir, a de facto part of Pakistan.
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