Cross-LoC trade on despite simmering tension
Posted on: 05:43 PM IST Jan 12, 2013
Srinagar: The cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road is continuing, notwithstanding the current tension on the Indo-Pak border. Goods worth Rs 19.92 crore were exchanged during this week at the Salamabad Trade Facilitation Centre in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, which witnessed the first round of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops on January 6, official sources said.
They said goods worth Rs 8.19 crore were exported from this side to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir while goods worth Rs 11.73 crore were imported. Pakistan has stopped the cross-LoC bus service on Chakan-Da-Bagh route following ceasefire violations.
While two Indian soldiers were killed in cross-LoC raid from Pakistani side, Islamabad claimed that two of its soldiers were killed in separate incidents of ceasefire violations by Indian Army over the past week.