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Business News/ News / India reacts to arson in Pakistan over Imran Khan's arrest: ‘Strong vigil along LoC, IB’

Indian defence forces are keeping a close watch on the situation in Pakistan, defence sources were quoted as saying as violent protests erupted in the neighbouring country after the dramatic arrest of former Prime Minister Imran Khan. The sources also said that a strong vigil is being maintained by the Army along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border.

“Defence forces keeping a close watch on the situation in Pakistan, in view of the developments there. Strong vigil being maintained by the forces along the Line of Control and the international border," Defence sources were quoted as saying by ANI.

Pakistan's anti-corruption agency arrested former Prime Minister Imran Khan at Islamabad High Court on Tuesday, threatening fresh turmoil in the nuclear-armed country as the PTI chief's supporters took to the streets in protest and clashed with police.

The main concerns for the Indian side are that the Pakistan Army may try to open up a new front along the LoC by blaming Indian forces or other means to relieve the pressure from internal factors, the sources said.

Till evening, the Pakistani troops had not cut down any numbers from forward locations with India but the situation may get clearer tomorrow, they added.

While India has been on high vigil to stop Pakistani infiltration already, the situation across the border has become tense over Imran Khan's arrest and there are fears that Pakistan Army may try something drastic to maintain supremacy in Pakistan.

PTI chief Imran Khan's arrest has triggered several violent protests across Pakistan including at the the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and the residence of the Corps Commander in Lahore, which was once the house of Mohammed Ali Jinnah, following the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan on Tuesday afternoon.

(With agency inputs)

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Updated: 09 May 2023, 11:03 PM IST
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