NEW DELHI, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- India Thursday clearly ruled out the intervention of the United Nations (UN) in the killing of two of its soldiers at the border with Pakistan Sunday.
Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said that it would not accept "any suggestion" that the UN investigate the killing of the two soldiers in the disputed territory of Kashmir allegedly by Pakistani Army. "India will not like to internationalize the matter," he told media in the national capital.
The former Indian Home Minister also refuted Pakistan's allegations that Indian Army had actually carried out a cross- border raid at the Line of Control (LoC) Sunday.
Chidambaram's statement came a day after Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar had denied Pakistani Army's involvement in the killings and said that Islamabad was open to a "third party " probe.
India has termed Sunday's alleged attack a "barbaric act."
The Indian External Affairs Ministry had Wednesday summoned Pakistani High Commissioner Salman Bashir and conveyed its anxiety "very clearly" to him. "We cannot and must not allow escalation of this very unwholesome event that has taken place," Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid had said.
In fact, tension has been mounting along the Line of Control since the weekend. India claims Pakistani troops fired mortar shells at Indian army posts in the Uri sector to help militants infiltrate into India. The Indian army then retaliated. Pakistan has denied the charges.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars over the disputed territory of Kashmir in the last 65 years.