The Asian Age
India keeps close watch on Pakistan
The NDA government on Monday expressed concern over developments in Pakistan and stated that the ministry of external affairs is closely watching the situation in the neighbouring country. Reacting to a query on the ongoing unrest in Pakistan, Union information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar said, “What is happening in Pakistan is definitely a matter of concern. Ministry of External Affairs looks at it minutely.”
Meanwhile, sources said that with the Pakistan Army seeming intent on a “soft coup” by either weakening or else mounting pressure to force the exit of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Indian security agencies are anticipating a sharp rise in attempts by Pakistan Army- backed militants to infiltrate across the LoC into J& K. Sources said the Pakistan Army appears to be strengthening its hawkish position vis- a- vis India.