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Pakistan army chief visits LoC amid border tension

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Amid border tension, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa today toured some areas along the Line of Control, two weeks after a similar visit which was followed by the beheading of two Indian soldiers.

Bajwa visited troops deployed along the in Nikial sector, Army's media wing Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

He was briefed about the ground situation by a commander.

"He (Bajwa) appreciated high state of operational readiness, effective response to Indian cease fire violations and high morale of troops," the ISPR said.

Bajwa was accompanied by commander Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza.

The has been witnessing exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani troops for the last several weeks.

On May 1, two Indian security personnel were beheaded, a day after Bajwa visited some areas along the and promised support to the Kashmiris.

The soldiers killed were Naib Subedar of 22 Sikh Infantry and Head Constable Prem Sagar of 200th Battalion of BSF.

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First Published: Sat, May 13 2017. 20:28 IST