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Pakistan rejects Indian accusation of LoC killing

 

The Indian Army on Tuesday accused Pakistani Border Action Team of ambushing an Indian army patrol and killing five of its troopers on the Line of Control (LoC), however, Pakistan has strongly rejected the Indian stance.

Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman said Pakistan remained committed to the ceasefire agreement of 2003, which was an important confidence building measure and should be respected in letter and spirit.

Earlier in the day, Indian Army said a patrol of Indian army “comprising of a non-commissioned officer and five other ranks was ambushed by a Pakistan Border Action Team close to the Line of Control in Poonch sector early morning. In the ensuing firefight, five Indian soldiers were martyred.”

The issue of killings rocked Indian parliament, with enraged lawmakers from the opposition demanding a response from the government. Both Houses of parliament were adjourned amid noisy scenes over the killings.

Chief minister of Indian-held Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, said “I was briefed early this morning about the news that five of our soldiers had been killed on the LoC. My heartfelt condolences to their next of kin”.

Union Minister Farooq Abdullah said the incident would affect the process of normalisation between India and Pakistan.

“The hand of friendship cannot be extended from one side only. Pakistan has to stop the killings of Indian soldiers. The dialogue process cannot resume if such a situation continues,” he said.

The leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, said the incident had serious defence, security and foreign policy implications.

BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government should come out with a clear-cut and firm response to the latest Pakistani attack which had become a weekly affair.

Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi accused the government of laxity in securing Indian borders.

Indian Defense Minister AK Antony in a statement to Indian parliament said New Delhi had lodged a strong protest with Islamabad through diplomatic channels. According to India’s official broadcaster All India Radio (AIR), Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner Mansoor Ahmed Khan was summoned by Indian authorities in New Delhi to deliver a strong diplomatic message.

The killings have come at a time when New Delhi and Islamabad were trying to normalise ties and resume talks. The killings are likely to overshadow the resumption of Indo-Pak dialogue process.

Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan is claimed by both in full. Since the independence from British, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.

In January this year, skirmishes between armies of the two neighbours claimed lives of five troopers (two from India and three from Pakistan). Both blamed each other of violating the ceasefire.

In 2003, New Delhi and Islamabad agreed to observe a ceasefire along the international border and LoC in Kashmir.

Though some violations have been reported on both sides, the ceasefire remains in effect. Indian Army said it had killed 14 militants near LoC in frontier Kupwara district, northwest of Srinagar city, during a sequel of gunfights that continued last week.

According to Indian officials, the militants were trying to infiltrate into Indian-controlled part.

According to Indian Defence Ministry, at least 57 ceasefire violations have been recorded this year.



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7 Comments

  1. Pandiyan said:

    STOP FIRST THE LACKADAISICAL RESPONSE OF ROUTINE WORDINGS, ' WE HAVE LODGED A STRONG PROTEST'.
    INFORM THE TALKS ARE OFF.
    YOU NEED NOT BE TRANSPARENT ON THE HAPPENINGS. ENSURE THE KILLING REPORT COMES FROM THEIR SIDE. KINDLY READ BETWEEN THE LINES.

  2. AMIT MAHERIYA said:

    OUT DATED TALKS. PLEASE CHANGE YOUR PICTURE AND DRAMA… WE HAVE SEEN MANY TIME SHANTI SE BAT KAR KE HAL NIKALE NGE …. AAJ TAK SHANTI RAKHI KYA MILLA ……..1000 RO NOJAVAN JINKE BACCHE AAJ BINA FATHER HE… JINKI MATA O AAJ BHI BETA KHONE KE GAM ME HE…………….KYA AAP LOG AAUR MATA O KO RULANA CHAHTE HO ? ESE KAM NAI CHALEGA ………

  3. sahmed said:

    for normalization of relation ship between the two countries, these incidents/ killings must stop.

  4. captainjohann said:

    Pakistan must ensure its territory is not used by Militants who want a short war between the two countries. Military uniforms of both countries are available in the market and so it is imperative Pakistan guards its own territory instead of parrotting that it is not its army which has killed the Indian Jawans but LET which uses pakistani army uniforms.

  5. akmal ak said:

    pakistan a failed state,terrorist capital of world,

  6. Guest said:

    How come Pakistani soldiers crossed the fence and went inside 450m to kill the soldiers and flew without leaving a trace. Just another bully by Indian Army to the like of Nov26 Mumbai attacks. Wake up India, its time to identify the real culprits who wants to gain funds/ budget for corruption.

  7. ramakant juvekar said:

    India has always been a peaceful dove for Pakistan and Pakistan is always a Cobra snake for India. This snake is frequently acting SMART and causing lots of disturbance for India and the recent killing of Indian soliders is nothing but an attempt to test our patience.

    It is high time now that Indian Government cannot continue to so patient and need some strong measures against Pakistan.

    Recent statement by Mr. A. K. Antony is nothing but an attempt to put a cover on its own failure. But here we are not fighting against each other as our internal matter but against Pakistan we must unanimously give a tough reply once for all.

    In case, Indian Government stays cool and discuss to shake hand with Pakistan and another attempt of intrusion occurs, we all Indian Citizens would, SUO MOTO, take action against Pakistan and Indian Government would not be able to take any action against us. This may please be noted. Those Indian Ministers who sing in favour of Pakistan are free to leave India immediately and take shelter in Pakistan with their entire family. No mercy would be shown to them. We would not allow our country to be sold to any foreign country now.

    All Indians be ready for a tough battle ahead and we need to fight the external intrusion on our own without depending on the Indian Government.

    Please get up and be united against the terrorists (external and internal means white faced Indian Ministers, etc).

    Jai Hind !!!

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