Track III tactics

PILLI POST (Indo-Pak border): Pakistani troops recently encroached upon a 40-metre stretch along the International Border in Samba sub-sector in Jammu. BSF DIG, Jammu Sector, P K Mishra said that Pakistan had removed one of the three pillars and constructed a post at Ballard area on IB. There were reports of high tension between the border guards of Pakistan and India after the Pakistani encroachment.

Talking to reporters after a sector commander-level meeting of the two countries, where the BSF took up the issue, Mishra said the land had been reclaimed. He said the issue would be further discussed between BSF commandant and Wing Commander of Pakistani Rangers on Friday. “We have refixed the border pillar and taken control of our land,” Mishra stated. “There is no question of leaving an inch of our territory,” he added. [India push back Pakistan incursion in Jammu]

Didn’t Kargil also start as a minor incursion ? While Track II diplomacy is going on in Amritsar and Dubai, it is these Track III activities that needs to be taken care of.