Pak soldier killed on LoC

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

New Delhi, Feb 15: In yet another incident of cross-border skirmish, a Pakistani soldier crossed into the Indian territory and was killed by the Army in Naushera sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in district Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir.
 This incident comes a month after Pakistani troops allegedly entered Indian into territory and killed two soldiers.
 The Pakistan Army DGMO confirmed the identity of the killing of the soldier and his request for the body to be returned has been accepted by the Indian side, Army spokesperson Col J Dahiya said here.
 Giving details of the incident, he said, “Yesterday, around 15.00 hours, some movement was seen along the LoC in Naushera. On being challenged, the intruder fired at the Indian patrol there. In the ensuing firefight, the intruder in combat uniform was killed and one AK-47 has been recovered from him.”
 After the incident, Pakistani DGMO last evening requested for a meeting with his Indian counterpart.
 “Today he made the unscheduled call to our DGMO Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia confirming that the intruder was a Pakistani soldier. On his request, the body would be returned to the Pakistani side with full military respects due to a soldier,” the Army spokesman said.
 Dahiya said there was another ceasefire violation in the Krishna Ghati sector today when Pakistani troops opened fire at Indian posts between 0800 to 0915 hours.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST




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