PM Modi arrives in Jammu amid India-Pakistan border tensions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jammu on Friday to take part in the centenary celebrations of former Jammu and Kashmir finance minister Girdhari Lal Dogra.

Modi’s visit comes against the backdrop of ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control in the state in the last few days.

Security has been beefed up in and around Jammu ahead of the Modi’s visit to the city. The venue of the function, General Zorawar Singh auditorium of the Jammu University, has been sealed and the entire University has been turned into a fortress.

No vehicle is being allowed inside the Jammu university campus and everybody entering the university campus is being properly frisked.

“Elaborate security arrangements have been kept in place ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s scheduled visit to Jammu,” SSP (in charge) Jammu Rajiv Panday told PTI on Thursday.

“We have covered all the areas near the venue, the police and other security agencies have sanitised the area and personnel have been deployed on all the high-rise buildings in and around the venue,” he said.

Pakistan on Thursday had targeted border posts and civilian areas along the international border and Line-of-Control in the area injuring three people.

Border Security Force and Indian Army officials said Pakistan violated the ceasefire once again by firing at BSF outposts in RS Pura and also at LoC in Shahpur sector of Poonch district. On Wednesday, a woman was killed in firing by Pakistan prompting India to lodge a protest with the neighbouring country.

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