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Pak Army Chief visits LoC in Nikial sector amid border tension

India TV News Desk Islamabad 13 May 2017, 21:55:11 IST
India TV News Desk

Two weeks after a similar visit which was followed by the beheading of two Indian soldiers Amid border tension, Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa today toured some areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nikial sector.

According to Army's media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the Army Chief visited troops deployed along the LoC in Nikial sector where he was briefed about the ground situation by a commander. 

"He (Bajwa) appreciated high state of operational readiness, effective response to Indian cease fire violations and high morale of troops," the ISPR said in a statement. 

Bajwa was accompanied by commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza. 

The LoC has been witnessing exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops for the last several weeks. 

On May 1, two Indian security personnel were beheaded, a day after Bajwa visited some areas along the LoC and promised support to the Kashmiris. 

The soldiers killed were Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh of 22 Sikh Infantry and Head Constable Prem Sagar of 200th Battalion of BSF.