Ground reality: Life near Indo-Pak border

A BSF soldier patrols
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A BSF soldier patrols

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, on January 12, 2013. REUTERS

BSF soldiers patrol
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BSF soldiers patrol

Border Security Force soldiers patrol along the India-Pakistan border fence about 27 km from Wagah on January 13, 2013. AFP

A young boy plays cricket
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A young boy plays cricket

A young boy plays cricket near the India-Pakistan international border fencing at Suchet Garh, about 27 kilometers (17 miles) south of Jammu. AP

Second defense line bunker at Suchet Garh
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Second defense line bunker at Suchet Garh

A woman carries cow dung in a basket near a second defense line bunker near the India-Pakistan international border fencing at Suchet Garh, about 27 kilometers (17 miles) south of Jammu. AP

Army soldiers patrol in Churunda village
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Army soldiers patrol in Churunda village

Army soldiers patrol near the Line of Control in Churunda village, about 129 km (80 miles) northwest of Srinagar, on January 12, 2013. REUTERS

A farmer near second defense line bunker at Suchet Garh
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A farmer near second defense line bunker at Suchet Garh

A farmer walks near a second defense line bunker near the India-Pakistan international border fencing at Suchet Garh, near Jammu on January 13, 2013. PTI

Children near border fencing
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Children near border fencing

Children run near the India-Pakistan international border fencing at Suchet Garh, about 27 kilometers (17 miles) south of Jammu. AP

International border fencing
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International border fencing

A man rides a scooter near the India-Pakistan international border fencing at Suchet Garh, about 27 kilometers (17 miles) south of Jammu. AP

BSF soldier
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BSF soldier

A Border Security Force soldier looks through binoculars along the India-Pakistan border fence about 27 km from Wagah on January 13, 2013. AFP

Churunda village near LoC
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Churunda village near LoC

A general view of Churunda village is pictured near the Line of Control (LoC), about 129 km (80 miles) northwest of Srinagar, on January 12, 2013. REUTERS

India-Pakistan border fence near Wagah
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India-Pakistan border fence near Wagah

Border Security Force soldiers patrol along the India-Pakistan border fence about 27 km from Wagah on January 13, 2013. AFP

Illuminated fenced border in Suchetgarh
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Illuminated fenced border in Suchetgarh

Illuminated fenced border is seen between India and Pakistan in Suchetgarh, on January 12, 2013. REUTERS

BSF soldiers in Suchet Garh village
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BSF soldiers in Suchet Garh village

Villagers watch Border Security Force soldiers patrol in Suchet Garh village, near the India-Pakistan international border, about 27 kilometers (17 miles) south of Jammu. AP

Outpost along border
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Outpost along border

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier stands guard near a gate at an outpost along the India-Pakistan border in Suchit-Garh, 36 kms southwest of Jammu on January 11, 2013. AFP

BSF soldier near the border
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BSF soldier near the border

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier patrols near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu on January 11, 2013. REUTERS

BSF soldiers & Pakistani Rangers take part in retreat ceremony
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BSF soldiers & Pakistani Rangers take part in retreat ceremony

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers and Pakistani Rangers, in black, take part in a daily retreat ceremony at the Joint Check Post at Wagah near Amritsar, on January 13, 2013. AP

Road leading to Churunda village
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Road leading to Churunda village

A road leading towards Churunda village is pictured near the Line of Control (LoC) in Churunda village, about 129 km (80 miles) northwest of Srinagar, on January 12, 2013. REUTERS

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