Defence News: Unprovoked firing and mortar shelling by Pakistan led to Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer, a 35-year-old from Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir being martyred while on duty. “Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Rajouri sector at around 1.30 pm today. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively,” a spokesman said.
“In the fire exchange, Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries,” he said.”The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” he continued. inputs from deccan chronicle.
Earlier today a CRPF personnel was injured after terrorists threw a grenade at them, 2 jawans lost life to pakistani sniper fire in keram J&K. On july 2 civilians were killed in poonch. Many more incidents are a grim reminder of Pakistani firing without provocation. Firing has been often met by befitting response by the Indian Army.
It is noteworthy that Chinese aggression on east and it’s puppet media’s call for arms on Kashmir (towards the Bhutan objective) along with Pakistani belligerence is seeing India being provoked on both fronts. India has so far shown restraint but till what extent is the question. Both neighbors have some sort of obsession with India. Pakistan with it’s religious hate for India and China out of economic competition and greed for land, continue to make the area tense and hostile at all times. India should join hands and go further with the new western coalition in calling their bluff and expanding the theater of war. Supporting other countries openly and strongly on south china sea, talking about Tibet and human rights violation in China’s west should be made a priority.
At the same time, India should expand it’s defence budget to 5% GDP an exclude Armed forces pensions and other elements of pay from defence budget. This will allow aggressive growth in defence production and procurement. Considering India’s peaceful intention and being a vibrant democracy, India deserves this power and it will go long in enforcing security for India while deterring rash neighbors from getting too adventurous.