On Republic Day, there has been a ceasefire violation by Pakistan at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch. In Pulwama, also in J&K, an encounter between terrorists and security forces was under way.
Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing, violated ceasefire on Republic Day
The incident occurred in Poonch in Kashmir
Security forces also foiled a terror plot in Pulwama in the morning
As India celebrates its 70th Republic Day, Pakistan has resorted to its old strategy and violated the ceasefire at Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch, in Jammu and Kashmir.
In fact, the day started with an encounter in Pulwama, also in J&K.
Indian security forces pinned down terrorists during the encounter and later eliminated them.
The operation was launched by the forces after receiving information about terrorists planning an attack.
The terrorists are reported to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed. The encounter is still under way.
MOTN poll verdict on India-Pakistan relations: Where there’s terror, there’s no talks
More of than half of the respondents in the January 2019 India Today Mood of the Nation (MOTN) survey — 56 per cent — have endorsed the government’s current line on Pakistan, and believe there can be no bilateral talks without a total end to cross-border terrorism.
More than a quarter — 31 per cent — said only dialogue can help solve cross-border terrorism.
Thirteen per cent said they couldn’t say.
There was a regime change in Pakistan last year: cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan became prime minister after his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party did well in the general election.
Around two-thirds of the respondents — over 65 per cent — believe the Indian government has handled relations with Pakistan under the Imran Khan government either very well or satisfactorily.
Terrorism as a concern for national security continues a downslide as it has on previous MOTNs; only 21 per cent of respondents believe it is the biggest threat to internal security.