Git commands not responding

I just cloned from gitlab, but now when trying to run git commands, there is no response. I mean it goes into idol state. I have tried git status, git checkout but nothing works. Git pull results in ‘Already upto Date’. git Branch -a shows all the branches. Help, anyone?
(Working on AWS, using PuTTY)

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