Indian soldiers killed in cross-border fire exchange with Pakistani


Syeda Faiza Bukhari (Correspondent)


Five Indian soldiers have been killed in cross-border exchange of fire as Pakistani troops responded to an “unprovoked” ceasefire violation in the Tatta Pani sector along the Line of Control (LoC), Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in press release on Saturday.

Indian bankers were also destroyed in the firing, the ISPR said, adding that Pakistani troops “violently responded.” Yesterday was the second day incident of cross-border firing this week. On Thursday, two individuals were killed and six other injured when the Indian troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC.

Kashmir is always a bone to contention between India and Pakistan. Cross-border firing has become the norm since last months of 2016 as tension simmer between India over Kashmir issue.

Indian Prime Minister Nerandar Modi stepped up a drives to “isolate” Pakistan diplomatically. Now-a-days India called it “surgical attack” against “launch pads of terror” in Azad Jammu Kashmir- a claim Pakistan strongly rejected.

Few days back, an Indian naval officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested last year with espionage and sabotage was sentenced to death. He was arrested in March 2016, in Balouchistan, the restive province of southwest Pakistan, where the separatist insurgency has simmered from decades.

The Indian ministry of external affairs reacted sharply to the Pakistani announcement, issuing a protest to Pakistani high commissioner in New Delhi, which said if the sentence is carried out, “the government and people of India will regard it as a case of remediated murder”. But on Monday 29th May, 2017 the Pakistani Military said that Mr. Jadhav was a spy who has tried through Field General Marshal,” referring to the court-martial trial of heinous crime, dedicated to cases involving foreign agents and spies. He confessed his crimes.

Tensions between both countries soared recently as India approached to International Court of Justice (ICJ) to secure Indian spy who is involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan. In hearing of the case on May 18th, a bench at The Hague restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav.

In spite of all this, if no one knows in International Community then its biggest hypocrisy of modern times, said a Pakistani soldier who claimed anonymity.

“The reason behind the scene is releasing of Jadhav or Jammu Kashmir because India wants Kashmir. Pakistan does not have any reason to attack India unless attacked first. Pakistan every year brings up Kashmir issue in International forum such as UN, but it is always neglected. In addition to that, Pakistan would never risk war with India and expose itself to that kind of debt or slow down of the country. Its economy is now in a path to increased growth especially after Nawaz Sharief has been elected. As a cross-border firing, the two parties need to table their differences in order to create the peace and harmony in the region,” she added.

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