Escalation. From Reuters:
JAMMU, India (Reuters) – Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged small arms fire on Thursday after an attempt by anti-India militants to cross their heavily guarded border in the disputed territory of Kashmir, an Indian army spokesman said.
“The (firing) has been going on for quite some time now between the two sides after an infiltration bid was foiled,” Lieutenant Colonel G.D. Goswami said.
He said one militant had been killed in the incident in Poonch district, 250 km northwest of Jammu.
Security has been beefed up in Kashmir and other parts of India ahead of Republic Day on Friday when India marks the day in 1950 it adopted its republican constitution with a military parade through the capital New Delhi.