Indian firing at LoC kills Pakistani soldier

Published: November 21, 2014
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According to the military’s media wing, Indian forces violated the delicate ceasefire on the border that divides Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed neighbours in Pandu Sector near Muzaffarabad. PHOTO: AFP

According to the military’s media wing, Indian forces violated the delicate ceasefire on the border that divides Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed neighbours in Pandu Sector near Muzaffarabad. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani soldier was killed on Thursday in ‘unprovoked’ firing by Indian forces from across the Line of Control (LoC), officials said.

According to the military’s media wing, Indian forces violated the delicate ceasefire on the border that divides Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed neighbours in Pandu Sector near Muzaffarabad.

“A Pakistan Army soldier embraced shahadat. Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian firing,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Recent exchanges of fire across the contentious border between the two archrivals have killed at least 20 civilians and forced thousands to flee their homes.

The small-arms and mortar exchanges – which officials describe as the worst violation of a 2003 ceasefire agreement – has left dozens of civilians wounded in Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 21st, 2014.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Asok
    Nov 21, 2014 - 3:16AM

    What is the purpose of this shooting? Neither side can reasonable expect that this will result in any territorial gain or any tactical advantage on the ground. So why do it?

    Both countries should get together and talk to each other to evolve mechanisms to calm down such violations asap, since they serve no purpose. I suggest the appropriate level of dialogue is between the two militaries, and it should be focused solely on this issue alone.

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  • MMS
    Nov 21, 2014 - 4:03AM

    why the word “kills” is used and why not “shaheed”, this news should be covered properly.

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  • Dang!
    Nov 21, 2014 - 7:22AM

    Why don’t we just fix them once and for all?

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  • Anon
    Nov 21, 2014 - 9:20AM

    @Dang! No you can’t, so keep quite.

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  • Munna
    Nov 21, 2014 - 9:52AM

    It’s time for Pakistan to demand adequate compensation from India for the killed soldier. It’s the need for every civilized country and society to demand justice. It’s also the duty of the Great champion of Human Rights and civility Pakistan to pay adequate compensation to Indian soldiers family who got killed by Pakistan firing’s if any.

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  • Nov 21, 2014 - 10:02AM

    India firing back at Pakistani Military for LOC violation killed one soldier.

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  • Nov 21, 2014 - 2:49PM

    There should be peace between India and Pakistan but on equal basis.

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