ISLAMABAD, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan on Friday summoned Indian ambassador to the Foreign Ministry and a formal protest was lodged over the killing of its second soldier in Indian firing in less than a week, state media reported.
Pakistan 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. "The Indian High Commissioner was summoned and handed over a protest note on the unprovoked Indian attack on a Pakistani post along the Line of Control that killed a Pakistani soldier yesterday,"radio Pakistan reported.
Pakistan Army said that the solder, Havildar Mohyuddin, was killed due to unprovoked firing by Indian troops at Hotspring sector in Battal sector.
The statement from the Pakistan military's Inter-Services Public Relations 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, but the charges were denied by Pakistan.
Pakistani Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, on Thursday denied Indian claim and said Pakistan wants a third party to conduct inquiry into the ceasefire violations on the LoC.
The clashes escalated tensions along the LoC and 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.
New Delhi has rejected Pakistan's offer to seek UN investigation into the alleged LoC clashes, saying it is a bilateral issue.
NEW DELHI, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- India has enough troops along the Line of Control, its international border with Pakistan, in the disputed region of Kashmir to deal with what he called " repeated ceasefire violations" by Pakistani Army, Defense Minister A.K. Antony said Friday.
"Ceasefire violations by Pakistan are a cause of serious concern. (But) we are fully prepared to meet any situation. There are enough troops in Jammu and Kashmir," he told the media in the national capital. Full story
SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- The armies of India and Pakistan Thursday exchanged fire on the line- of-control (LoC) in the Kashmir region, officials said.
The ceasefire violation took place Thursday evening along the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector of frontier Poonch district, around 180 km southwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian- controlled Kashmir. Full story