A Pakistani border security soldier standing guard at the Torkham border crossing between Pakistan and Afghanistan, February 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

The Pakistani military has begun moving military equipment to the country’s Skardu Air Base near the Union Territory of Ladakh on the Indian-Pakistani border, the news agency ANI reported citing Indian government sources.

According to the sources, the military gear transported to the base could support equipment for aircraft operations. The sources believe that the next step Islamabad will undertake is likely to be deployment of their JF-17 fighter jets to the Skardu airfields.

The reports say the deployment of planes may indicate that the Pakistani military intends to carry out an exercise including the country’s Air Force and Army.

Neither Islamabad, nor New Delhi has so far confirmed this information.

New Delhi scrapped Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which had guaranteed Jammu and Kashmir a degree of autonomy for decades, and divided it into two federally administered territories.

The region has been a bone of contention between India and Pakistan since the countries gained independence from British colonial rule in 1947. Both nations govern different parts of the region but claim it in its entirety. The rivals have also fought two wars over Kashmir.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Awais
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Awais

It was in India’s hands to do what it did, now what will happen is totally out of its control and expectation

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

It’s in Pakistan’s hands to evacuate an area it illegally occupies for 70+ years, and BTW, to push the Chinese to evacuate the part of it Pakistan illegally gave to China. India is absolutely geared and has all manpower necessary to control any Paki action. The only thing that would happen to Pakistan starting another war, while it’s on the brink of economical collapse, begging money to the IMF and being very near from being blacklisted as a terrorism sponsoring-state will be international sanctions for starting another war of aggression, and better hope it doesn’t escalates further, both being nuclear… Read more »

Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Sputnik forgets to say that Kashmir was independent, that Pakistan INVADED then the Maharaja called India for help.
In 1952, the monarchy was finally abolished.
Pakistan has LONG TIME illegally annexed the part of Kashmir it illegally occupies following an illegal invasion.

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Jeanchene

This could solve the worlds overpopulation problems at a stroke.
Get on with it and may the best fanatic win.