JAMMU / ISLAMABAD: India on Tuesday claimed that two of its soldiers on the Indian side of the Line of Control dividing Kashmir on Tuesday were killed due to firing by Pakistani troops, an Indian military spokesperson said.
Pakistan has denied that it launched an unprovoked attack.
The incident was “a significant escalation … of ceasefire violations and infiltration attempts supported by the Pakistan Army,” alleged Rajesh K. Kalia, spokesperson for the Indian army’s Northern Command.
An Indian foreign ministry spokesperson referred queries to the military.
Pakistan denies “unprovoked” attack
The Pakistan army though has denied that it launched an unprovoked attack that allegedly killed two Indian soldiers in Kashmir on Tuesday.
The Indian army claimed that the Pakistanis had violated the ceasefire along the heavily militarised Line of Control dividing the disputed territory of Kashmir.
But a Pakistani army spokesperson said in a text message “Pakistan military officials deny Indian allegation of unprovoked firing.”
The allegation follows another disputed incident on Sunday, when Pakistan said Indian army troops attacked their base and killed a soldier. India said they had not launched an attack instead Pakistani troops had bombarded their positions for more than five hours.