ISLAMABAD, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani army said Thursday that Indian forces killed one of its soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region.
It is the second Pakistani soldier killed by Indian firing in five days as tension has escalated along the LoC recently. "A Pakistan Army solider, Havildar Mohyuddin, embraced martyrdom due to unprovoked firing by Indian troops at Hotspring sector in Battal at 14:40 hours today,"an army statement said.
The statement from the Pakistan military's Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said that the Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing at a Pakistani post named Kundi.
India has also accused Pakistani forces of killing two of its soldiers in its parts of Kashmir on Tuesday and the charges have been denied by Pakistan.
Pakistani Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, Thursday denied Indian claim, saying that Pakistan wants a third party to conduct inquiry into the ceasefire violations on the LoC.
The heightened tensions along the LoC posed threat to the 2003 bilateral ceasefire.
Foreign Minister Khar told a news conference in Islamabad that Pakistan has also contacted UN military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) and proposed investigation into the border violations. "Pakistan abides by the ceasefire and follows the mechanism to deal with such kinds of issues,"she told a joint press conference along with visiting Foreign Minister of Thailand Surapong Tovichakchaikul.
Reports from India said that New Delhi has rejected Pakistan's offer to seek UN investigation into the alleged LoC clashes.
Indian officials allege that Pakistani forces entered some 100 meters into its territory and killed two soldiers, adding that one soldier was beheaded.
ISLAMABAD, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Thursday said Pakistan wants a third party inquiry into the ceasefire violations on the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border between Pakistan and India in the disputed Kashmir region, after India accused Pakistani forces of killing two of its soldiers.
The foreign minister told a news conference in Islamabad that Pakistan has also contacted United Nations Military Observer Group for India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) and proposed investigation into the border violations. Full story
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. Full story
ISLAMABAD, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan said Wednesday that it is ready to investigate Indian claim that Pakistani troops have crossed the border into Indian-controlled Kashmir and killed two Indian soldiers.
Indian authorities said that Pakistani forces crossed the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border between the two countries in the disputed Kashmir region, on Tuesday and killed two Indian soldiers.Full story