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File photo shows an Indian army soldier near the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), the border dividing the disputed Kashmir region between India and Pakistan.—Reuters Photo
File photo shows an Indian army soldier near the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC), the border dividing the disputed Kashmir region between India and Pakistan.—Reuters Photo

ISLAMABAD: One person was injured on Monday in Rawalakot's Battal sector after shots were reportedly fired by Indian soldiers, DawnNews reported.

Earlier today, Pakistan had demanded of India to abide by the ceasefire agreement between the countries with regard to Kashmir.

Pakistan had made the demand during a flag meeting held between the Pakistani and Indian army commanders at the Line of Control (LoC).

The Pakistani army brigadier in Poonch sector also participated in the meeting which was held to discuss the recent violations of the ceasefire agreement.

During the meeting, the Pakistani commanders rejected the allegations levelled against them by their Indian counterparts.

The Indian commanders accused their Pakistani counterparts for firing across the border, while the latter registered their own protest against Indian violations of the ceasefire at the LoC, military sources told DawnNews.

Also during the meeting, the Pakistani army demanded that India must comply with the ceasefire agreement.

Earlier on Monday, the Indian Army chief, General Bikram Singh, had threatened aggressive action against any provocation by the Pakistani army.

“The attack on January 8 was premeditated, a pre-planned activity. Such an operation requires planning, detailed reconnaissance,” General Singh told a news conference in New Delhi.

“I expect all my commanders at the Line of Control to be both aggressive and offensive in the face of provocation and fire,” he added.

Pakistan had also proposed a third party probe into the ceasefire violations recently but India had rejected the proposal saying it did not wish to “internationalise” the issue.

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Qulik Jan 14, 2013 06:02pm
I do hope the arranged cricket matches go ahead -- a lot of talent on both sides and will give encouragement to the youngsters.
Secular no more Jan 14, 2013 11:52am
Really....why is history pointing a finger at Pakistan then....
hamid Shafiq Jan 14, 2013 11:53am
we are ready
Assad Jan 14, 2013 06:32pm
quite cheeky! How broke up whom?
Nuisance Jan 14, 2013 09:27am
what action? War is not cheap affair? Nations go back atleast 10-20 years. Limited response is the correct option.
vj Jan 15, 2013 12:58pm
somebody tell me which country is known as land of conspiracy theories
vj Jan 15, 2013 01:02pm
this the difference between pak and Indian mindset, thanks to pak education of its history..
Romy Jan 14, 2013 10:52am
Peace ,,thats all people want from both side
arun Jan 14, 2013 12:21pm
my dear friend, it is always good to solve issue between both countries, than getting third one involved. each and every common man knows about it. Other wise it shows the immaturity of both countries.
Ali haider, Malegaon Jan 14, 2013 05:33pm
Only corrupt mind can say this
Ghalib Khan Jan 14, 2013 10:53am
Why is India refusing International probe, what they have got to hide ?
Ghalib Khan Jan 15, 2013 04:15am
Extra Ordinary situations require extra Ordinary measures
Ghalib Khan Jan 15, 2013 04:17am
Yes Indians need to be taught a lesson
Cyrus Howell Jan 14, 2013 05:14pm
PEACE. One size fits all.
shaquil Jan 14, 2013 05:09pm
brothers don't kill each other and make wars, we r the biggest enemies of each other not brothers.
Anony Jan 14, 2013 05:00pm
I dont agree. Both the countries can't solve this issue as both are blaming each other for the same thing. I say let the international body probe it.
Anony Jan 14, 2013 04:58pm
Easy to say that while sitting in the comfort of your home.
raja hindustani Jan 14, 2013 11:05am
action doesn't mean...war... it could be retaliation hard or tough posture...
sktomer Jan 14, 2013 04:37pm
Everybody is not like Pakistan army, which disowned its soldier during the Kargil conflict.
sktomer Jan 14, 2013 04:35pm
Go and read the Shimla agreement.
raja hindustani Jan 14, 2013 02:13pm
u people love fantasy and always in denial mode....!!!
Pakistani Jan 14, 2013 11:39pm
It was India who took the kashmir issue to UN, pl get your facts.
Pakistani Jan 14, 2013 11:36pm
Only the culprit and guilty refuses the open and nonpartisan investigations. Nevertheless, both sides should show some sanity and keep the peace and calm for the betterment of masses on both sides of the border.
Jagdish Jan 14, 2013 10:32am
Time to teach a lesson , Enough is Enough.
john Jan 14, 2013 10:26am
Lets see!
papa Jan 14, 2013 10:14am
Both countries can not afford a war and better be a friends of families ties than fighting over split milk.
M. Afzal Jan 14, 2013 10:15am
Why dont India wants a third part to find what happend?---------Maybee they already know the trouth but for old sake,,,,,,,just blame Pakistan,,,,,
raja hindustani Jan 14, 2013 09:01am
time for action if talk fails...
J.Sandhu Jan 14, 2013 10:38pm
good, so are we.
J.Sandhu Jan 14, 2013 10:34pm
ofcourse there will be a reaction, what do you take us for, sacrifices will have to be made, do you want to live forever, in the end we all die.
Sunny Jan 14, 2013 11:10am
nothing but your leaders have signed that any issue between two country will be resolved without any third party intervention.
Goga Nalaik Jan 14, 2013 12:54pm
Very good question. India has effectively refused international probe under UN. None of our indian friends have commented on this point.
Mahesh Jan 14, 2013 01:46pm
Ghalib, UN has banned LeT after Mumbai terror attacks, while it continues to flourish in Pakistan So what is the point ? Pakistan seeks to buy time, seek probes, ask for more evidence and than deny evidence. Couple of years pass by. There are several ways of wriggling out of UN probe, if at all it happens.
Raj Jan 14, 2013 01:30pm
I bet Majid will be personally in charge of action. Good luck to you.
FRA Jan 14, 2013 11:04am
As if this will bring lasting peace to the region...wake up and read some history...
Asif Kahsmiri Jan 14, 2013 02:48pm
I completly agree.
ket Jan 14, 2013 12:42pm
I am an indian and i agree with you. war dont solve any thing. If you see history 50 years before whole europe was fighting with each other and today they end up leaving in harmony. now they are EUROPEAN UNION. its working in their favour.
rakesh Jan 14, 2013 12:50pm
Nothing can be achieved by war,some have realized,this and some will realize later...
Adnan Jan 14, 2013 09:43am
India will never go in a war against Pakistan, they have way more to loose for example their economy is booming right now. They won't risk it and Pakistan is already fighting its internal wars, businesses and economy is at halt.
Majid Jan 14, 2013 09:42am
Go ahead... there will be reaction
Khurram Jan 14, 2013 12:35pm
I think beheading of Indian soldier was done by Indian Army only to escalate tension. Now they are killing Pakistani soldiers as well.
Mustaq Jan 14, 2013 01:26pm
Why do you need an international certificate when the parties know who has done what.
Stranger Jan 14, 2013 03:25pm
I think it was something silly which provoked this ' fight'. Both parties are mature enough not to start this first. We should 'talk' it out rather than calling some third party to ' investigage'.
KULDEEP Jan 14, 2013 01:26pm
I argue you to heed to Shimla agreement.
Indy Jan 14, 2013 11:58am
True, but keep in mind that these incidents are hurting investments and India is fast loosing more with these incidents.
Rahul Jan 14, 2013 11:45am
For the same reason why Pakistan wants to do it. Pakistan stands to benefit by making it an international issue which for obvious reasons India wont be doing it. So, the problem still prevails. Everybody understands the problem in his own way and wants to solve the problem in their own way. Please think over it. How do you solve your problems in your homes by calling your neighbours?? Neighbours at best will break your home. India-Pakistan relations are like two brothers gone separated, but they can still be brothers if their people wants to.
Amit Jan 14, 2013 02:10pm
pakistan has nothing to say other than demanding third party intervention and deny whatever they do.
Hari Jan 14, 2013 11:44am
India will also never wage a war with Pakistan as there is nothing in Pakistan that India covets.
dialogueforpeace Jan 14, 2013 01:36pm
Pakistan Army busy safe guarding ideological boundaries of Pakistan, therefore they do not have time and resources to protect people and geographical borders. By the way, is it not true that ideological borders of Pakistan are same as TTP's ideology?