Hostilities on rise

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The Army Chief Bipin Rawat has ruled out any talks with Pakistan till the neighbouring country stops supporting militants in Jammu and Kashmir.

India closing the option of talks with Pakistan has led to the increase in hostilities between the two countries.

Ceasefire violations and other incidents have become a routine especially in the areas near the Line of Control and the borders. Since the day India and Pakistan have stopped talking to each other armies of both the countries have been trading fire.

Leaders of Kashmir based mainstream political parties have been urging India and Pakistan to break the ice and restart the dialogue but both the countries are not ready to budge an inch from their stated positions.

No talks at bilateral levels have pushed both the countries far away from each other. There are unconfirmed reports that backchannel talks are on but these have had not any impact on the ground situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

The border dwellers are living a miserable life under constant fear and threat. They don’t know which shell or bullet would hit them. Condition on both the sides of Line of Control is same. Civilian population on both the sides is facing the brunt of the uncertain situation.

Till both the countries don’t start talking to each other there are remote chances of situation showing any improvement. The uncertainty in Pakistan and India not showing any flexibility has turned the situation complex. Despite reports about United States building pressure on India and Pakistan to restart the negotiations the ice has not been broken the ice. The statements and counter statements have made it clear that hostilities are there to stay.