Bad things are happening along the Jammu and Kashmir border. Last week, militants tried to cross the border at Samba, in Jammu. Today, Indo-Asian news service is reporting1 that there was gunfire in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch which started at around 7:15 am and killed an Indian soldier of the Ghorka Rifles. Lt Col S D Goswami, defence spokesperson in Jammu, said that the firing from Pakistan was unprovoked and that “Rockets, UBGLs (under barrel grenade launchers) and small arms were used in the firing,”
Even worse, there were unconfirmed reports that at least six militants infiltrated into India under cover of the firing. “An official of the Gorkha Rifles, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: ‘We have instructions to play down such incidents.'”
1(May 19, 2008). “Indian soldier killed in firing from Pakistan, militants sneak in”. The Hindustan Times.