BHIMBER (Web Desk) – India has started constructing underground bunkers along its frontier with Pakistan in Kashmir in the past two weeks, amid growing fears of escalated tension between nuclear-armed neighbours.
According to the Telegraph, the fortification work comes as cross-border gunfire in northern Kashmir now occurs “every night”.
Work on the bunkers started soon after 19 soldiers lost their lives during Uri attack on September 18 sparking anger among the Indians.
New Delhi blamed the attack on Pakistan-backed militants, and responded in public by launching so-called “surgical strikes” across the border into the part of Kashmir administered by Pakistan.
On the other hand, Pakistan responded the same day killing multiple Indian soldiers. Pakistan claimed to have captured an Indian soldier as well.
Multiple sources with detailed knowledge of Indian defence operations confirmed the construction was taking place.
International powers are urging Pakistan and India to calm down the tension for peace and stability of south-Asia although the blame game is still on.