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Pakistani troops slit throats of two Indian soldiers (Second Intro Night Lead)
MSN News ^ | Wednesday, January 9, 2013 | Indo-Asian News Service

Posted on 01/08/2013 4:58:22 PM PST by Jyotishi

Jammu/New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) In a brazen violation of the 2003 ceasefire, Pakistani troops Tuesday intruded into Jammu and Kashmir and killed two Indian soldiers by slitting their throats, officials said. They also opened heavy fire on Indian posts on the LOC late Tuesday.

India condemned the killings as "absolutely unacceptable" and "inhuman" and said it will give a "proportionate response", while the Pakistan Army dismissed the "allegations".

Pakistani soldiers, apparently from the 29 Baloch Regiment, took advantage of a dense fog to sneak into an Indian post in Sona Gali area in the border district of Poonch.

Poonch Deputy Commissioner A.K. Sahu said the Pakistanis killed two Indian soldiers and wounded a third. "(The) Pakistani soldiers ... slit the throats of two army soldiers."

A defence ministry spokesman said the incident took place at 11.30 a.m. "Pakistani soldiers killed two Indian soldiers, and mutilated the body of one.

"We strongly condemn the brutality with which the body was treated," the official told IANS.

There was a fresh violation of the ceasefire late Tuesday as Pakistani troops opened heavy fire on Indian posts in Krishnaghati sector of Poonch around 7 p.m. Indian troops retaliated and the gunfight was on till 11.30 p.m. There was no report of any casualty on either side.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that the government will make it clear to Pakistan that the action of its troops was absolutely unacceptable and it needed answers.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.in.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: india; islam; muslim; pakistan
Hussein will probably send more US taxpayer money to Pakistan.
1 posted on 01/08/2013 4:58:34 PM PST by Jyotishi
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To: Jyotishi

This is how cold wars become hot...the butterfly effect.
I am increasingly convinced that the key to stability is for the powers that be to make sure that they never ignore even the most insignificant of slights. Every action must be answered, lest it be interpreted as weakness. The answer need not be violent. But the answer must have consequence non the less.


2 posted on 01/08/2013 5:19:22 PM PST by ghannonf18
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To: Jyotishi

This is how cold wars become hot...the butterfly effect.
I am increasingly convinced that the key to stability is for the powers that be to make sure that they never ignore even the most insignificant of slights. Every action must be answered, lest it be interpreted as weakness. The answer need not be violent. But the answer must have consequence non the less.


3 posted on 01/08/2013 5:19:29 PM PST by ghannonf18
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To: Jyotishi

and the story pushed on the world was that India “invaded”


4 posted on 01/09/2013 5:00:24 AM PST by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: Jyotishi
From a different report:

The [Indian] spokesman confirmed the body of the other soldier had been mutilated but would not give any further details.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20954975

This was a beheading. India is being very polite and not saying it specifically. Awful.

5 posted on 01/09/2013 7:06:15 PM PST by BlackVeil
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