India: ‘Restraint’ Might Not Endure in Pakistan Border Violence

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Global Security Newswire Staff
Aug. 19, 2013, 11:02 a.m.

In­dia is los­ing its will to tol­er­ate Pakistani army ag­gres­sion in the dis­puted Kash­mir bor­der re­gion, In­di­an De­fense Min­is­ter A.K. Ant­ony said on Monday, as small-arms fire between the coun­tries reached its north­ern­most point in the his­tory of a dec­ade-old truce between the two nuc­le­ar-armed neigh­bors, Re­u­ters re­por­ted.

Ant­ony re­as­ser­ted New Del­hi’s con­ten­tion that Pakistani sol­diers had killed five In­di­an mil­it­ary per­son­nel on Aug. 5 in an un­pro­voked at­tack near the Line of Con­trol di­vid­ing the re­gion.

The Aug. 5 in­cid­ent “will have con­sequences on our be­ha­vi­or on the Line of Con­trol and for our re­la­tions with Pakistan,” Ant­ony said. “Our re­straint should not be taken for gran­ted.”

The sides so far have re­frained from em­ploy­ing ar­til­lery, as they had pri­or to the Novem­ber 2003 truce.


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