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Pakistan army on high alert after border clashes with India

Javed Rana
Press TV, Islamabad

The Pakistani and Indian soldiers stand eyeball to eyeball on the de-facto border between the two countries in disputed Kashmir. 

The border tension between the two nuclear-armed neighbors has once again flared up.

Pakistan says it has killed three Indian soldiers in retaliation for an attack by the Indian army which killed two of its soldiers near the de-facto border with the disputed Kashmir region.

The two countries accuse each other of provocation.

Pakistan has put its armed forces on high alert following the Indian army chief's recent threats to make incursions.

Pakistan has vowed to hit back at India saying it has received intelligence that the Indian army has deployed missiles near its borders and removed fences in at least five points on the de-facto border of the disputed Kashmir region.

Some are concerned that things could easily get out of control.

Tensions have escalated between the two countries since India enacted a controversial citizenship law which critics say discriminate against Muslims.

Islamabad claims New Delhi is planning to attack Pakistan to divert attention from violent unrest in its northeast where people have been staging protests against the law.

Indian-administered Kashmir has been under an unprecedented lockdown ever since New Delhi revoked the region’s special autonomous status in early August.

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