Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Kashmir Incident Puts Indo-Pakistani Relations on Ice Kashmir Incident Puts Indo-Pakistani Relations on Ice

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
 
Close X

Not a member? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation
 

 

Kashmir Incident Puts Indo-Pakistani Relations on Ice

India's primary opposition party criticized Indian Defense Minister A.K. Antony for backtracking on his earlier statement accusing the Pakistani military of responsibility for an attack on the Kashmir border that killed five Indian armed forces, Time reported.

The Bharatiya Janata Party said Antony's Tuesday statement, which suggested that the attack was led by militants in Pakistani uniforms, represented India's weak foreign policy under the current government, led by the Indian National Congress.

 

Antony on Thursday switched gears, toughening his earlier and more muted statement, which he said was based on the knowledge he had at the time.

"It is now clear that specialist troops of the Pakistani Army were involved in the attack when a group from the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir side crossed the LOC [line of control] and killed our brave jawans [privates]," the defense minister said. "Naturally this incident will have consequences on our behavior on the line of control and our relations with Pakistan."

The attack throws potential peace talks between the two nuclear armed South Asian nations into jeopardy.

 

DON'T MISS TODAY'S TOP STORIES

Sign up form for the newsletter
Comments
comments powered by Disqus
 
MORE NATIONAL JOURNAL