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Kashmir: Pakistan Troops 'Behead' Indian Soldier
One of the two Indian soldiers killed in a clash along the disputed Kashmir border was beheaded by Pakistani troops who then carried away his head, India's chief military spokesman has claimed.
"We can confirm that one of the Indian soldiers was beheaded by the Pakistani army in Kashmir," J Dahiya said.
"They have taken away the head."
Indian military chiefs said one of their army patrols was attacked byPakistani troops who crossed the so-called Line of Control dividing the region and violated a ceasefire.
Their deaths followed another disputed incident on Sunday, when Pakistan said Indian army troops attacked one of their bases and killed a soldier.
Each sides disputes the others description of events in recent days.
However, Dahiya accused the Pakistanis of being "in a state of denial".
"We are absolutely convinced Pakistan army regulars were involved because it was a surgical strike with high-calibre weapons," he said
The countries have fought two full-scale wars over Kashmir, which is claimed by both of them and is divided between them.
A 2003 ceasefire ended the most recent round of fighting, though each side occasionally accuses the other of violating it by using mortars or shooting across the border dividing the Indian and Pakistani sides of Kashmir.
It had been hoped that the relationship between the two countries was improving after new visa rules were announced in December, designed to make cross-border travel easier.
They have also been taking steps to improve cross-border trade.
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what do you think?
Nasty bits of work.
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Thay both have nukes mate
Is there any kind of war that's not savage?
Tug of war Ali?
Nukes aside - the Indian army is much better than the Pakistan army. Bigger, braver and better trained. They are also more vigilant. The Pakistan army didn't notice Osama bin Laden living within sight of a military base. . .! (Unless they knew he was there already). .
They new he was there.. They probably charged him for B+B each month..!! :P.
What an ugly thing! The two nations were gradually inching closer towards a better relationship! And, now this! I think the extreme elements on both sides must be smiling as they get ammo to charge at each other! RIP soldiers! God give strength to your families in this painful moment!