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U.N. chief urges India, Pak to exercise restraint

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Army soldiers stand guard near the Line of Control in Silikot in Jammu and Kashmir. File photo
Army soldiers stand guard near the Line of Control in Silikot in Jammu and Kashmir. File photo

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and resolve issues peacefully after a Pakistani soldier who intruded into the Indian territory was killed by the Indian Army along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mr. Ban’s spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters on Friday that the UN Chief was aware of the latest incident on February 14 at the LoC in which the Pakistani soldier, after intruding into Indian territory in a fresh incident of ceasefire violation, was killed by the Indian troops.

“The Secretary-General has repeatedly called on all concerned to exercise restraint and solve issues peacefully,” Mr. Nesirky said when asked if Mr. Ban had a comment on the fresh incident along the Indian-Pakistan border.

The incident comes over a month after tensions erupted between the two nuclear-armed neighbours after Pakistani troops entered Indian territory and killed two Indian soldiers, beheading one of them.

In the latest ceasefire violation, the Pakistani soldier opened indiscriminate fire injuring two jawans after he was challenged by a patrol party.

In the ensuing encounter the soldier was killed and one AK-56 rifle and some ammunition were recovered from him.

Indian authorities have handed over the body of the Pakistani soldier to its army with military honours.

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from:  subburamu K
Posted on: Feb 16, 2013 at 17:39 IST

The Pakistani soldier could not have just lost his way and landed inside Indian borders.It is not a picnic spot to have a leisure walk and then realize that you have reached another country. The soldier must have entered with a definite motive because it is not so easy to cross the border and come to India.Instead of warning India, Pakistan should ask its own highly agressive soldiers to maintain discipline along the border.

from:  Soumya S
Posted on: Feb 16, 2013 at 13:17 IST


Looks like you got the information wrong.. Where did you get information about military of India beheading pakistan soldier? Which incident are you reporting and when did it happen?

from:  praveen
Posted on: Feb 16, 2013 at 13:11 IST


Don't you think a soldier who surrenders is any less cowardly? And what is your definition of a brave army? One that cuts off the heads of dead soldiers?

from:  Shashank
Posted on: Feb 16, 2013 at 12:04 IST
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