Seven Pakistani soldiers were martyred on November 13, 2016 as a result of India’s deadliest provocation along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Bhimber Sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJ&K). Shelling and indiscriminate firing by the Indian troops across the LoC has increased over the past few months. However, ceasefire violations over the past one and a half month is the most intense one and show no signs of abating.
Kashmir has been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan for more than 60 years now. Currently, the disputed region of Kashmir is demarcated by the 1949 UN ceasefire line that was re-designated as ‘LoC’ following the Simla Agreement of 1972. Beyond LoC, the border between Pakistan and India is known as the ‘Working Boundary (WB)’ i.e. border between Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and Pakistan.