NEW DELHI, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- India Sunday called on Pakistan government to take responsibility for the death of five Indian soldiers allegedly killed by Pakistani army-backed gunmen at the Line-of-Control (LoC) in Kashmir last Monday, amid lingering tension in Kashmir
While making the request on Pakistan, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said India has done a "lot more" to contribute to the peace process with Pakistan than Islamabad has done.
"The responsibility must rest with the government. Our meeting point is the civilian elected government of Pakistan, not the Pakistan Army or any other agency," he told the media.
He also said Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has only expressed regret about what has happened, "which has certainly been mentioned. But, there is no indication of acceptance of responsibility."
India has accused Pakistani troops of perpetrating the attack on an Indian army patrol last Monday in Kashmir, which resulted in the death of five Indian soldiers.
Pakistan has denied the accusation.
Meanwhile, tension is high along the LoC as the armies of the two countries have been exchanging fires for two days on end. No casualties have been reported so far.
The latest development has led to ethnic rioting in Indian- controlled Kashmir over the past few days in which at least two persons were killed in confrontation between Hindus and Muslims.