Alleged beheading: LoC incident is unacceptable, says Indian PM

Singh says there is a need to recognise that India’s neighbourhood is “characterised by growing instability.”

News Desk February 13, 2013
A file photo of Indian PM Manmohan Singh. PHOTO: AFP

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Tuesday India wanted peaceful existence with its neighbours but the recent incident of alleged beheading by Pakistani troops was “against the norms of civilised international behaviour” and “unacceptable”, the Press Trust of India reports.

Addressing a conference of governors in New Delhi, Singh said there is a need to recognise that India’s neighbourhood is “characterised by growing instability and uncertainty” and that capabilities of armed forces and police are being “constantly strengthened” to meet the entire spectrum of security challenges.

“We remain committed to working for good relations and peaceful existence with our neighbours. However, we are also firm in our resolve to deal effectively with any threat to our country,” he said.

Referring to beheading of Indian soldier by Pakistani troops in Jammu and Kashmir, Singh said, “Incidents like the one that took place on the line of control (LoC) last month are against the norms of civilized international behaviour and are simply unacceptable to us.”

Published in The Express Tribune, February 13th, 2013.


Ansaar Ali | 8 years ago | Reply

Dear Pakistan,

I simply don't understand locus standi of your country on Kashmir. Pakistan was also donated out of India and how can an donated country claim more from its master parent.

You shall also be reminded about the fact that India is restrained in its actions against your country's misdeeds. You people have illegally occupied parts of Kashmir - Azad Kashmir and Gilgit. Alhamdulillah they shall be part of my great country India again.

Muhammed(indian) | 8 years ago | Reply

We will kick-out all separatist out of Kashmir. Insha Allah.

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