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Updated: February 15, 2013 15:30 IST

Troops kill Pakistani soldier in Kashmir

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Indian troops killed a Pakistani soldier who crossed the line of control (LoC) between Indian and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, an official said on Friday. File photo
The Hindu Indian troops killed a Pakistani soldier who crossed the line of control (LoC) between Indian and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, an official said on Friday. File photo

In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, a Pakistani soldier who intruded into the Indian territory was killed by the Army in the Naushera sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

This incident comes a month after Pakistani troops entered Indian territory and killed two Indian soldiers and beheaded one of them.

The Pakistan Army DGMO confirmed the identity of the killed intruder as their soldier and his request for the body to be returned has been accepted by the Indian side, Army spokesperson Col J Dahiya said here.

Giving details of the incident, he said, “On Thursday, around 1500 hours, some movement was seen along the LoC in Naushera. On being challenged, the intruder fired at the Indian patrol there. In the ensuing firefight, the intruder in combat uniform was killed and one AK-47 has been recovered from him.”

After the incident, Pakistani DGMO last evening requested for an unscheduled conversation with his Indian counterpart and made the call on Friday.

“On Friday he made the unscheduled call to our DGMO Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia confirming that the intruder was a Pakistani soldier. On his request, the body would be returned to the Pakistani side with full military respects due to a soldier,” the Army spokesman said.

He said the body would be handed over to the Pakistani sector in the Naushera sector in the afternoon.

Mr. Dahiya said there was another ceasefire violation in the Krishna Ghati sector today when Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts between 0800 to 0915 hours.

“There were no casualties on our side. Our troops retaliated the fire in controlled measure with effective fix,” he said.

Every life is precious. It's time to show restraint and engage in
dialogue. We need to find new ways of addressing border crossing issues.

from:  C D Kuruvilla
Posted on: Feb 16, 2013 at 11:01 IST

The newsitem looks like the fault is ours. We should apologise to the Pakistani army and ensure such accidents don't recur. We have to stop the menace of revenge killings. This is the best way to move forward for peace with our neighbour.

from:  Rajesh
Posted on: Feb 15, 2013 at 17:52 IST

India needs to be on the guard at all times. Pakistan will try all sorts of tricks to infiltrate Indian territory, either with soldiers or terrorists. Onwards and upwards for the Indian armed services.

from:  Vida
Posted on: Feb 15, 2013 at 15:24 IST
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