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ISLAMABAD: At least two Pakistan Army soldiers were killed as Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. The Pakistani military confirmed the deaths of its soldiers yet dismissed the Indian claim of 'surgical strikes'.

"There had been cross border fire initiated and conducted by India which is [an] existential phenomenon," said an ISPR statement released shortly after the Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) held a press conference making claims about surgical strikes.

India strikes, Pakistan responds

An exchange of fire between Pakistani and Indian LoC troops began at 2:30am and continued till 8:00am in the Bhimber, Hotspring, Kel and Lipa sectors in Azad Jammu and Kashmir, the ISPR statement said.

"Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing on the LoC."

Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said nine soldiers were injured during the incident, and added that small firearms were used to respond in a "befitting manner".

Shortly after the exchange of fire, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Defence held a joint press conference in New Delhi in which DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh alleged that surgical strikes were conducted by the Indian army on "terror launch pads along the LoC". The strikes will not continue, he said.

The Indian DGMO claimed that "some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launchpads along the Line of Control".

"The Indian army conducted surgical strikes last night at these launchpads. Significant casualties have been caused to these terrorists and those who are trying to support them... The operations aimed at neutralising the terrorists have since ceased."

Sources quoted by Indian media alleged that Indian para commandos went 2-3 kilometres into AJK in Mi-17 choppers and destroyed six 'terror camps', killing at least 38 suspected terrorists along with Pakistan Army troops.

Singh said the decision to launch the strikes had been taken after the military determined the launchpads had been set up with "an aim to carry out infiltration and terrorist strikes in Jammu and Kashmir and various other metros in our country."

An Indian military source said the operation was carried out on the Pakistani side of the Line of Control where there were between five and seven infiltration “launchpads”.

“It was a shallow strike. The operation began at around midnight and it was over before sunrise,” this source, who had been briefed by his superiors on the operation, said. “All our men are back. Significant casualties inflicted. Damage assessment still going on.”

A Pakistani military officer at Chhamb, near the LoC, contradicted the Indian version, saying the attack had been repelled. “They ran back, leaving many dead bodies on their side,” this senior officer said.

Read more: Modi’s new battle lines

Military rubbishes notions of surgical strike

The Pakistan military swiftly rubbished notions of a surgical strike.

"The notion of surgical strike linked to alleged terrorists bases is an illusion being deliberately generated by Indian to create false effects," a military statement said.

"This quest by the Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross-border fire as a surgical strike is fabrication of the truth. Pakistan has made it clear that if there is a surgical strike on Pakistani soil, the same will be strongly responded."

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said Pakistan’s airspace would be safeguarded at any cost. "PAF is always alert and ready to issue a befitting response to foreign aggression," a spokesperson said.

Indian authorities ordered the evacuation of villages in Punjab near the Pakistan border on Thursday amid fears of retaliation from Islamabad following India’s claim of surgical strikes against “terror launchpads” across the LoC, Hindustan Times reported

'India fooling its own people'

Pakistan, rejecting ‘baseless’ Indian claims that it carried out surgical strikes in Pakistan, condemned unprovoked ceasefire violations across the LoC, Radio Pak reported.

Read more: The terror of war hysteria

Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said, "India’s falsified, concocted, and irresponsible statements can only escalate the already-fragile security situation in the region."

Zakaria added that India had deliberately escalated tension at the LoC in order to divert attention from the deteriorating situation in held-Kashmir. “India is trying to make fool of its own people and the international community,” he maintained.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the incident, according to Radio Pakistan. "Our intent for a peaceful neighbourhood should not be mistaken as our weakness," the premier said.

National Security Adviser Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua submitted a comprehensive report on the LoC situation to the prime minister, Radio Pakistan reported. Nawaz is also being briefed regularly on the situation along the LoC by security institutions.

Indian High Commissioner summoned

The Foreign Secretary summoned the Indian High Commissioner today and rejected the baseless Indian claim of ‘surgical strikes’.

Unprovoked firing by Indian troops across the LoC was also condemned in the meeting.

“These incidents are a continuation of a pattern of ceasefire violations committed by India”, said the Foreign Secretary.

He added that the armed forces of Pakistan will continue to give a befitting response to any act of aggression.

Soaring tensions

The latest incident of cross-border firing comes as tensions simmer between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue.

Last week, India initiated a diplomatic drive to isolate Pakistan after blaming it for the Sept 18 attack on the Uri army camp in IHK which killed 18 soldiers ─ a claim which Pakistan has rejected.

Tensions between the South Asian rivals have been high since an Indian crackdown on dissent in IHK following the killing by Indian forces of Burhan Wani, a young separatist leader, in July.

On Wednesday, India pulled out of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit scheduled to be held in November in Islamabad. Several other Saarc members followed suit, leading to the postponement of the summit.

Comments (351) Closed

m singh Sep 29, 2016 11:04am

No....not a good news...for nobody. .....

fair Sep 29, 2016 11:06am

RIP....Plz ppl no point scoring on deaths. May God protect all.

Thought Sep 29, 2016 11:04am

This is what expected, The nation is with you PAK army, respond with full force.

Pakistan Zindabad

nurul huda Sep 29, 2016 11:08am

Situation is going bad to worst...

AKKS Sep 29, 2016 11:11am

This is not good! Grow up India and Pakistan! India should take the diplomatic route to deal with Pakistan.

Apoorv Sep 29, 2016 11:11am

Bad news .Let's come to table and stop these killings

Shafiq Ahmed Sep 29, 2016 11:10am

come on INDIA do not do this otherwise befitted aggressive and horrendous replies expect from us. let the peace prevail and let us live peacfully

Desi Soch Sep 29, 2016 11:10am

Please provide the name of the soldiers who martyred in Pakistan side.

Asif Sep 29, 2016 11:11am

Salute to Brave men. " Aya Rahway hak Kay shahido, tumhain watan kee hawain Salam kehti hain."

Satire Namaloom Sep 29, 2016 11:15am

There is peace and progress in cooperation. There's only blood and chaos in war. This madness must stop.

Singh is King Sep 29, 2016 11:15am

Just hoping its not escalate!

nadir baloach Sep 29, 2016 11:19am

Please peace please love u Pakistan from Baluchistan Pakistan.

D.K. PAMNANI Sep 29, 2016 11:17am

Loss of lives on both sides. Families suffer the loss most. Inflatration must be stopped. Policy of live and let live be adopted. Please stay away from exchange of firing. Small children of family whose man has gone suffer and disturb the life.

fairman Sep 29, 2016 11:20am

Both sides claim "unprovoked firing"...who provokes and why only God knows..btw by mindlessly continuing this hate-show both sides are going to get nothing but just destruction for people of their respective countries...

Loving Pakistani Sep 29, 2016 11:20am

@Apoorv My dear neighbor ... The table was ready "Saarc summit"...but they decided not to show up.

ak Sep 29, 2016 11:19am

O come on, really, guys dont do this please. No body wants death, these pesky bureaucrats will be safe in their custom bunkers, innocent people will pay the price. I request both armies to stand down.

Dev Sep 29, 2016 11:21am

Common soldier's dying because of inflated egos. RIP.

Siddhartha Singh Sep 29, 2016 11:19am

Every death on border is our failure. In last 65 years we failed to live peacefully and we are loosing our brave solders everyday. Where is the humanity when we are counting the heads of our solders. Our aggressive posture ends up with dead bodies on border. Don't know when this all will stop. No hopes. We will keep living as animals.

Ahmed bin Babar Sep 29, 2016 11:19am

As long as Modi is in power there would be no peace in the region...

SB Sep 29, 2016 11:20am

Not a good developement

sajid hashmi Sep 29, 2016 11:24am

Bad news for both nations who are spending much of their resources in defense. India and Pakistan should resolve the issue on table..

Ancient king Sep 29, 2016 11:25am

It is always "unprovoked" isn't it

Naxalite Sep 29, 2016 11:29am

Majority of the Indians don't want war, its just 1% of the war mongers in Indian Power House who do this

Naveen Sep 29, 2016 11:34am

Not a good news...if.any Jawan died from Indain we know the pain of uri aatack recently ..

Usman,proud indian kashmiri Sep 29, 2016 11:34am

RIP.Very sad news for Pakistan.

Pramod Verma Sep 29, 2016 11:32am


Leo Sep 29, 2016 11:38am

Sad news. RIP .

Shahzad Ikhlaq Sep 29, 2016 11:39am

RIP soldiers,

Aman Ki Asha Sep 29, 2016 11:41am

Lets hope there is "AMAN KI ASHA"(ceasefire) on the border and there is "AMAN KI ASHA" between India and Pakistan.

Arslan Sep 29, 2016 11:39am

Both nations are heading for total insanity, restraint is must to avoid inevitable situation. Nobody is strong enough to defeat the other and neither weak enough to be beaten. Bad can be made good; there is always a way!

isro Sep 29, 2016 11:43am

@Ahmed bin Babar - you are talking like 60 years of Congress government has given you Kashmir. Forget Kashmir, all things will settle at once with peace. Ambitions of getting Kashmir is root cause of violence.

Arslan Sep 29, 2016 11:45am

@Naxalite Believe me, nobody wants war in Pakistan. It is insane to pursue such course of action, which will only end up in total devastation. Pray and hope sanity prevails!

Humanity is above nationalism Sep 29, 2016 11:45am

Any loss of life is regrettable, a solider is a human and has a family before he belongs to a country. Humanity is above nationalism and religion.

Baaligh Sep 29, 2016 11:47am

@Ahmed bin Babar " True, but how come only ONE man (Modi) matters so much ? Why the strong opposition parties / groups are not stopping Modi from this madness ??? Why want war ? and why want destruction all along?Let sanity prevail.

Vimal Sep 29, 2016 11:46am

@Ahmed bin Babar he is going to be in power for at least 2 decades

Dev Sep 29, 2016 11:49am

@Loving Pakistani - if it would be that simple we would not have had borders. Ending infiltration will ensure peace.

JMasood Sep 29, 2016 11:52am

The provocative and aggressive behaviour of India needed to be answered. No need for Pakistan must not retaliate give Indian state a befitting reply. As Modi will not achieve it's foreign and domestic goals his government is trying to blame all on Pakistan by starting firing on LoC.

Indian Sep 29, 2016 11:52am

@Loving Pakistani its a Matter between India and Pakistan and India doesn't raise Bilateral issues on Multinational forums ..if we are serious we should first create an environment for talks ...but talks and terrorism cannot take place together

raja hindustani Sep 29, 2016 11:52am

Not a good news to start your day. Please grow up - India & Pakistan. We have been killing each other since long...please stop this madness now.

Amir Khan Sep 29, 2016 11:57am

Looks like it is fireworks time on the LOC. Even though we could have done without it. However Pakistan would do well to move it's forces and equipment to the eastern border. This was expected as Mr. Modi needed to show his people he was doing something. But no need to be nervous or apologetic as the whole nations stands united and firmly behind our armed forces. Let our response be swift, proportionate and timely. All political parties should bury their differences at this time and concentrate and focus their energies on matters of national concern and security. See what we can do for our country at this difficult time.

Pune-India Sep 29, 2016 11:58am

Two Army persons killed on which side India or Pakistan.??

Xubey Sep 29, 2016 11:57am

Settle the Kashmir Issue, do not bother the rest. Things would calm down automatically.

M. A. Khatri Sep 29, 2016 12:01pm

Somebody ask from a mother, a sister, a wife and a daughter whose everything has been lost in this.... Please stop this bloodshed now...

Namo Sep 29, 2016 12:02pm

We do not want this to escalate any further then it already has.

Ijaz Ahmad Sep 29, 2016 12:08pm

not a good news to start day. Please show some patience both Pakistan & India, only common people will suffer in case of escalation. Our region need peace not war

Alok Sep 29, 2016 12:06pm

@Pune-India Pakistan side

Sathish Sep 29, 2016 12:09pm

I just wonder - Neither the pakisthan ppl nor the indian ppl want war. So why there is a bloodshed? Why dont we rule kashmir together?

And show the world that India - Pakistan Bhai Bhai? Common Dear Friends!

Netindian Sep 29, 2016 12:11pm

@Pune-India 2 pakistani soldiers are reported killed

jos Sep 29, 2016 12:11pm

If a war take place between Inda and pakisthan it will be the ruin of modern life of both countries. Western arm business countries are very interested in this situation. Extremists in both countries want their success in war. In a nuclear scenario non can claim success .

Peace and terror Sep 29, 2016 12:13pm

"Peace and terror" cannot go together.

Safdar Sep 29, 2016 12:17pm

Long live martyrs of this proud nation....

PKBajpai Sep 29, 2016 12:22pm

@Arslan I wholeheartedly agree with you. Let the good sense prevail among politicians of both side.

Ash. Sep 29, 2016 12:23pm

Not good . 2 pakistani soldiers martyred.

Lokarlobaat Sep 29, 2016 12:22pm

@Ahmed bin Babar That's why, if you want peace, don't bother Modi

shankar Sep 29, 2016 12:21pm

@Xubey accept the LOC as international border and never try to cross....this would resolve the issues automatically

Sarath Sep 29, 2016 12:24pm

You say we started first and our media says you started first. Whom to believe?

Coz I can sense that feeling when I read the news in our country. The same emotions will rap up when pakistanis read tht news.

God save us

Brendon Fernandes Sep 29, 2016 12:25pm

Sad sad news. This escalation will be bad news for both countries. Both sides need to show restraint

Apoorv Sep 29, 2016 12:26pm

@Loving Pakistani sir there are few things which shouldn't go out of the house.Pakistan should agree for bilateral talks and should not do try to sensationalise things

RACK Sep 29, 2016 12:27pm

SAD News !!!! RIP

Priyavrat Jaitli Sep 29, 2016 12:29pm

And i thought they are going to declare war on hunger, poverty and illetracy, and spend money on healthcare....

Leftwhinge Sep 29, 2016 12:28pm

Well...I'm sad, incredibly sad that it has come down to this. The only solution is for all sides to wipe the slate clean, be honest with each other and stop harbouring grudges. May not be possible with existing generations. But we should make a start by not teaching hatred to every new born on either side and telling them that we are related to each other through "blood" and "water". I pledge to teach my new born that every Pakistani is dearer than any other nationality to us. Lives shouldn't be this cheap. Sincere apologies to the families and loved ones of those who have lost their lives on either side. Can everybody just grow up!!!

Prashant Sep 29, 2016 12:32pm

RIP and sorry for the loss

Tauseef Sep 29, 2016 12:32pm

war is not solution. lets fight against poverty, unemployment and for education may the peace prevail in the region.

rehan Sep 29, 2016 12:33pm

Indians are desperate to drag Pakistan into a border conflict . Looks like it's not working at all .

ozzy Sep 29, 2016 12:33pm

I thought india wanted to end poverty ileteracy etc?, contrast actions dont u think. Where are all those that were praising him now?, i stand with pak 100%. Take all measure to protect from enemies. Let them sweet talk all they want but they have bad intentions.

Being Human Sep 29, 2016 12:35pm

Common man on both side are more keen to have peace among 2 nation but these stupid politician don't accept it. Need to start revolution on both the side by common man.

Changez_Khan Sep 29, 2016 12:36pm

Long live Pak Armed Forces. The Nation is very proud of you and fully behind you.

Mj Sep 29, 2016 12:37pm

Avoid war

Haroon Salam Sep 29, 2016 12:36pm

Pak Army rejected it. so nothing happened. keep calm guys..

Jay Sep 29, 2016 12:36pm

All we can hope now that this should not lead to a full-blown war. The common man does not care about these territorial fights. He only wants to provide for his family. But he will be the one to pay a heavy price.

SB Sep 29, 2016 12:40pm

Alarming twist to the story

Lalit Sep 29, 2016 12:40pm

@Ahmed bin Babar As if everything was milk and honey between the two neighbours, before Modi came to power...

anil Sep 29, 2016 12:40pm

Sad, be it indian ok Pakistani soldier, somebody has lost a son,or brother or father or husband, RIP

Arshad ,Canada Sep 29, 2016 12:39pm

@Naveen , Yah your elections are coming in a few states. And Pakistan bashing is the best vote getter tool in India.

Indian Sep 29, 2016 12:42pm

sad human life is precious we should talk and solve our issues

Vishal Sep 29, 2016 12:40pm

all day dreaming and falsehood. I don't see any reports in Indian newspapers where someone said, surgical strikes have been done.

Rahul Sep 29, 2016 12:44pm

Lets see.. what next

Kepler Sep 29, 2016 12:46pm

I Think we need to place a "umpire" on border...its difficult, whom to believe india or pakistan

Ordinary_Citizen Sep 29, 2016 12:47pm

@m singh totally right brother. Anyone who is beating the war drum on either side should take a moment and view the pictures from Aleppo. That's what war does to ordinary people. It is ugly and cruel, and there are no winners. Everyone pays the price.

Humayun Sep 29, 2016 12:49pm

@shankar guess you should learn the difference between 'LOC and International Border.'

Aniket Rastogi Sep 29, 2016 12:50pm

@Thought That's one hell of a thought (Pun intended). We the people of both the countries are also responsible to stop any escalation. Their is a lot of anger amongst people in both the countries and lot of them are asking for response. But thats just not right. Firing at LOC leads to loss of life of our brave soldiers at the borders and in war its the loss of life of civilians. I don't think our lives are so cheap. War of words is fine, let their be a political and diplomatic war but let their be no war with guns and bombs. We need to ask this from our respective governments for the sake of our families, our loved ones. Think of the consequences.

Trump Sep 29, 2016 12:51pm

@Naxalite : Can you validate this claim?

Jai Hindu Sep 29, 2016 12:51pm

Good If there is no surgical strike the let there be peace...

Raghavendra H Sep 29, 2016 12:54pm

@Vishal Please switch on the news channels! - you'll hear all the details.

Being sensible, from India Sep 29, 2016 12:53pm

Very tragic. Few war mongers from both sides (some in the comments section as well) are escalating the situation. These people are NOT the ones who are under fire, and losing their loved ones. It's criminal to promote aggression in the name of patriotism. It's neither good for your countries nor for humanity. We seem to be hurtling down the path to war. Hope I am wrong.

Izhar Sep 29, 2016 12:53pm

Where is our Prime minister?

Aniket Rastogi Sep 29, 2016 12:55pm

Need to hit the roads to knock some senses in our respective governments to stop this utter madness. We elect you, we don't want war and you have no right to declare war just because of your inflated egos. You can't talk then sit peacefully in your respective ends. Don't make it hell for your people. WE WANT PEACE.

D.K. PAMNANI Sep 29, 2016 12:56pm

@Ahmed bin Babar

Modiji PM to rule India for another 20 years. Do not worry about Modiji. We love him. You take care of yourself. Thanks. Namaste ji.

Rp Sep 29, 2016 12:57pm

Both are son of one motherland, peace plz.

Rahul Sarkar Sep 29, 2016 01:00pm

This is not a good news

Asif Kashmiri Sep 29, 2016 01:01pm

Long Live Pak Army.

Subir Sep 29, 2016 01:02pm

This is not for a brave country.Please stop all these war talks.

SB Sep 29, 2016 01:02pm

PM Mr Nawaz Shariff making statement on cross border firing.. indicates matter is really very serious now.

Sapphire Sep 29, 2016 01:00pm

Although I do not expect but would request Media from both sides to exercise restrain in their reporting as they are unnecessarily escalating the matter when ground reality is quite different in both the Govts.

Kishan Singh Sep 29, 2016 01:03pm

@Ahmed bin Babar Unless there is Modi there would be no peace in the region....

Nagesh Sep 29, 2016 01:04pm

Hope it doesn't spiral into a major escalation. Let sanity prevail.....

IamBack Sep 29, 2016 01:08pm

@Arshad ,Canada every six months there is election in india. Whats your logic

Indiansthebest Sep 29, 2016 01:09pm

sad news, war is not a solution.. Please stop fighting eachother

sanjiv Sep 29, 2016 01:14pm

@Arshad ,Canada

If that is the case ,My friend we have state elections 2-3 times a Year,

Andi Sep 29, 2016 01:12pm

@Ahmed bin Babar Well said, Before Modi, region was full of peace. Instead of blaming Modi for everything, plz look into yourself.

krishna R Sep 29, 2016 01:13pm

@Ahmed bin Babar was there peace before 2014?

Pravin Sep 29, 2016 01:13pm

whatever the news was, but i lost money in stock market within few minutes of news.

Dinesh Sep 29, 2016 01:15pm

I also hope peace from India....

Irfan Sep 29, 2016 01:20pm

Why here is no news about how many Indian soldiers killed.

Delhi Sep 29, 2016 01:25pm

Its a good thing that Pakistan is rejecting the surgical strike. That will help to avoid further escalation. Good move by Pakistan I must say. Leaders/Army in India need to calm down now. No one needs war.

drive123 Sep 29, 2016 01:24pm

Not a good news...the region has most of the poor ppl....please calm down...

Aniket Sep 29, 2016 01:28pm

Only way to end kashmir issue is to make LOC permanant border else there is only destruction

Thom Sep 29, 2016 01:30pm

If the the problems between India and Pakistan are to be solved on the table, the basic thing needed is a real government and leader in Pakistan. Unfortunately Pakistan has had none so far. It is the duty of Pakistani people to elect an apt person to lead your nation.

KD Sep 29, 2016 01:34pm

This is a historic moment. One side is claiming they violated LOC but the other side is denying it. :-)

Indian Sep 29, 2016 01:38pm

@Irfan no news is a good news.

SAM Sep 29, 2016 01:39pm

@Asif These empty and silly words are used by cowards to induce young men and women to lay down their lives for arrogant generals and politicians.

It is heartbreaking to see anyone dying, be it a Pakistani or an Indian. Peace and love is what is needed not martyrdom!!

M.Jamal Sep 29, 2016 01:42pm

This is all for general public consumption and media hype.Nothing will come out from killings but dialogue and negotiation will ultimately settle the outstanding issues.

ak Sep 29, 2016 01:41pm

@Sapphire Exactly.

Norman Sep 29, 2016 01:41pm

@Loving Pakistani Pakistan was never ready to discuss on terror. Only kashmir was on the agenda. So meeting called off. The other countries too pulling out cannot make all of them wrong even if India is

Babar-I-Azam Sep 29, 2016 01:44pm

@Aniket - I would say the opposite, open the borders and give the Kashmiris their right of determination. Even if they prefer to remain independent...

We should follow the model of the EU, and gradually build trust and look to open borders. That means both sides accept each other's existence and accept the history as now defined...

Militants on both sides of the borders need to chill and look to address the real issues of South Asia - poverty, education and health!

Raju Sep 29, 2016 01:42pm

Pak n India will not accept their weakness. Both should sit for growth n development cause

My 2 cents Sep 29, 2016 01:44pm

Can we not grow up and slove Kasmir issue on some give-and-take of our stated positions. Stop this madeness. We need peace, education and prosperity.

IND Sep 29, 2016 01:46pm

Hope the discussion between the two nations begins. Enough blood has been spilled.

s kumar Sep 29, 2016 01:49pm

@Irfan - its bad, soldiers death in any side is unfortunate because they fight for the people and country.. Terrorists death in any side is welcome because in all cases they are the cause for the soldiers death. be sensible.. Eliminate all terrorists and save the soldiers ..and so save the people and country

Abdul Sep 29, 2016 01:47pm

India has joined war on terror with Pakistan in Pakistan. Long live Indo-Pak friendship.

ak Sep 29, 2016 01:50pm

@Aniket Rastogi With you on this bro. My thoughts exactly. Its not the governments' fault, its our fault, we let them do it and elect them again. Democracy is powered by the people, "people" should realize that, don't request the governments to stand down, order them, you made them what they are, its your tax money they engulf, its your will they should follow. Know your Rights, Demand Peace. LONG LIVE PEACE.

Mj Sep 29, 2016 01:49pm

Its a good thing that Pakistan is rejecting the surgical strike. That will help to avoid further escalation. Great maturity ISPR.

Indian Sep 29, 2016 01:51pm

I am not supporter of WAR because only common soldiers are killed which affects their family.

Tahir Baloch Sep 29, 2016 01:54pm

Nation with you Pak Military.. Pak Zindabad..

Tahir Baloch Sep 29, 2016 01:54pm

Perhaps, Modi's Govt. will Eventually fail..

scarface Sep 29, 2016 01:57pm

@Satire Namaloom agreed 100%

Timber Sep 29, 2016 01:57pm

@Naxalite How do you know that?

sam Sep 29, 2016 01:56pm

@Loving Pakistani Will the SAARC meeting solve all problems. They have been conducting for past 20+ yrs ... no improvement.

kknayan Sep 29, 2016 01:57pm

Good news that India and Pak both joined in fighting terrorism.

rajneesh Sep 29, 2016 02:01pm

why war. everything ought to be discussed on table and bring the result.

Rohail Sep 29, 2016 02:01pm

Please complete the CPEC before schedule. All whatever is seen just because of this project. US, India and some unknown so-called regional friendly countries never wanted to be completed. It's is CPEC which is hurting them.

ashish Sep 29, 2016 02:00pm

please stop such atrocities.... no one should be killed.... RIP Get this war converted into a cold war

Apoorv Sep 29, 2016 02:04pm

@Irfan because none were killed

arun Sep 29, 2016 02:02pm

@Thought if Pak responds then death toll will rise. Hope for peace brother

Timeto stopthis Sep 29, 2016 02:06pm

The BJP government is not like the soft Congress governments of the past. This government means business.

Hitesh Sep 29, 2016 02:10pm

@Leftwhinge Wonderful thought you have I truly agree

Kant Sep 29, 2016 02:09pm

@Ahmed bin Babar We love Modi. We repent not supporting him in past. A true nationalist who cares for his citizen.

marcus Sep 29, 2016 02:11pm

Its great to read all the posts below encouraging peace. But the bone for contention for the last 70 years has been Kashmir....this really needs to be resolved peacefully and through diplomacy....sinister planning from both sides must stop immediately.

No one wants a war...the only losers here are not the government but the people.

Gul Sep 29, 2016 02:12pm

That is not a good news to start a new day. RIP a proud protecter of the Motherland!!!

Faisal Sep 29, 2016 02:14pm

Dear Indian friends please Wait

Rizwan Malik Sep 29, 2016 02:13pm

Salute to those who sacrificed their lives for us, those are the pride of our Nation. Long Live Peace & Pakistan

DIL DIL PAKISTAN Sep 29, 2016 02:16pm

It proves india always violate cease fire...

iftokhar butta Sep 29, 2016 02:16pm

Rip the soldiers.My Kashmir issue will remain a top priority for India and Pakistan to resolve.

Viki Sep 29, 2016 02:19pm

@Abdul your so right

VPSingh Sep 29, 2016 02:17pm

Jawans who sacrifices their lives on the border(either Indian or Pakistani), are not the sons of RAEES(rich). Majority belongs to POOR. Shameful.

iftokhar butta Sep 29, 2016 02:18pm

pls stop this

Rizwan Malik Sep 29, 2016 02:19pm

long live Pakistan & Pak Army

Mohammad S. Khalid Sep 29, 2016 02:21pm


Bad luck of India

Steven Sep 29, 2016 02:24pm

For all the tensions between us and my anger at the Pakistani government's attitude to terrorism,I hope this goes back to the usual state at the max and some sense comes to all the parties involved,

Tac Sep 29, 2016 02:28pm

We are with our brave armed forces. LONG LIVE PAKISTAN LONG LIVE PAK ARMY.

ahmed Sep 29, 2016 02:32pm

As per Indian DGMO's claim, paratroopers were dropped inside the Indian territory and the commandos then crossed into Pakistani side to conduct their mission.

The question arises, why do you need para-drop in your own territory, when one could walk freely in own area and cross LoC? This seems only a scripted story for the Indian masses

Hamza Shahzad Sep 29, 2016 02:32pm

Pak should adopt an aggressive approach. India cannot be a good and peaceful neighbor of Pak.

Guest Sep 29, 2016 02:33pm

@jos Please do not blame others.

Jims John Joseph Sep 29, 2016 02:35pm

I am from India. i don't know if its true or not if it really happened it is a bad news. Those politicians who are dreaming of war should be sent to border in common military uniforms to know what is it to guard a border because of these politicians innocents get killed and common people suffer and this is going on throughout history.

Guest Sep 29, 2016 02:38pm

@Arshad ,Canada Pakistani army says nothing happened . Usual garden variety cross border firing that has been going on for years. so what are you talking about.

KT Sep 29, 2016 02:38pm

Call UN peace keeping forces. War cannot solve this problem

Ritz Sep 29, 2016 02:39pm

People of India as well as Pakistan do not want any kind of war.

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE Sep 29, 2016 02:39pm


NPS Sep 29, 2016 02:38pm

It is OK, Pakistan should keep it low, otherwise, they must act. I think, in the current Situation wisdom is needed.

Karan Sep 29, 2016 02:40pm

@Arslan u r right!

NPS Sep 29, 2016 02:40pm

@Ahmed bin Babar, peace will prevail South Asia wants peace and development.

JAMIL Sep 29, 2016 02:41pm

why not both side people raise there voices. and Say No to these war mafia. We need education , health .....Not War , stop this nonsense

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 02:44pm

@Ahmed bin Babar .......True. Mr.Modi has got only two things to sell to his constituents: Pakistan bashing and reliance on casino capitalists. Both are illusions to hoodwink poor masses.

Kazim Sep 29, 2016 02:52pm

@Kepler Pakistan side regularly allows UNMOGIP on LoC however, the Indians don't acknowledge UNMOGIP.

Taimoor Khan Sep 29, 2016 02:50pm

Another bollywood masala from Indian side.

Imran Soomro Sep 29, 2016 02:53pm

India is trying to provoke Pakistan by using different inhuman tactics so as to make Pakistan do something wrong and then paint Pakistan as warmonger which will validate India's principle of "no first use." Resultantly, diverting attention from Indian brutalities in Kashmir.

sanjiv Sep 29, 2016 02:57pm


My friend Google economic growth rate of India ( In modi Time ) and compare same with Pakistan , and you may realize wheandre both countries st

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 02:57pm

Drastic steps needed right now: Close down Eastern border,Stop Afghan transit trade,Close down air space for Indian,Bangladeshi and Afghan aircrat,Repatriate all Afghans and Bengalis,and adopt aggressive diplomacy.Our defence is invincible but adopt the above mentioned policies.

Laeeq,NY Sep 29, 2016 03:03pm

Islamabad need to get tough? India is taking advantage of Islamabads leniency. Tit for tat! Cross border firing labeled as "Surgical Strikes"! This shows Indias weakness.

rupam Sep 29, 2016 03:03pm

Its really sad that people from both sides are loosing lives.Its good to see atleast in comments section people are sane and talk much sense rather than these politicians.I hope someday we all can be normal without these blood shed from both side.May peace be on us..GOD Bless...RIP

Khadim Sep 29, 2016 03:07pm

What is this nonsense.....please live and let live.....please control your is a more powerful force than love.....dont let hate control you, control hate......people who are blowing warhorns, please think of poor so sad....these people in whose hands power lies, only believe in chest thumping and tit for tat attitude.....they or their children dont have to face the bullets....ask the politicians to send their own children to the battle will see they will start talking about settling disputes via peaceful and diplomatic means.

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 03:06pm

@sanjiv .You are right. Despite these figures what puts me off is India's huge population that tends to eat up the gains in a jiffy.China with the same population has got 3 trillion dollars reserves compared to India's 300 plus billion dollrs. Another nagging problem for India is its debt to GDP ratio.

abid Sep 29, 2016 03:10pm

This has been going on for a ling time , differences is Pakistan can not really fire back as civilians will get injured or killed , and they support Pakistan .

Adnan Sep 29, 2016 03:17pm

@Naveen Uri attack is inside job, just to divert world attention.

A Shah Sep 29, 2016 03:16pm

Always sad to hear of loss of life,

HEMANT KULKARNI Sep 29, 2016 03:19pm

@Dr.Arshad 100 years program

Guest Sep 29, 2016 03:20pm

@Dr.Arshad Going by your posts it looks like you have very diversified and deep understanding of most topics in the world be it military strategy for Pakistan, Indian economy and plan for its growth or Modi's behavior his capabilities and intentions etc. However, some would argue that you are just blowing steam and you have no clue about any thing.

sanjiv Sep 29, 2016 03:19pm


Comparing apples with Oranges , why comparing China with India , Have I compared Pakistan with USA or Germany ,Thats Mindset My friend .please compare your growth with India and Justify or accept logic

Azmeen Sep 29, 2016 03:24pm

India needs to show more maturity in its actions.

TMK Sep 29, 2016 03:24pm

Now, It's time for befitted response.

Ahmed bin Babar Sep 29, 2016 03:23pm

@isro We are not talking about our ambitions but for the ambition & right of the Kashmiris who are being deprived of their right to self determination by india for the last 70 years...

Jameel Janbaz Sep 29, 2016 03:26pm

situation is getting worse ......heading towards for as Coming to table india does not like that at all..... hopeforbest...

Ahmed bin Babar Sep 29, 2016 03:26pm

@Kant Hindus alone...

Annie Sep 29, 2016 03:24pm

Love Pakistan love Pak Army Paak fouj zindabaad Pakistan paindabaad

Ali from India Sep 29, 2016 03:25pm

@ahmed You should read the news carefully .....

AKSHAY AJIT SIDWADKAR Sep 29, 2016 03:27pm


Raja Sep 29, 2016 03:28pm

Talks with India doesn't seem a realistic option as long as Modi is PM. He came to power riding the horse of anti Pakistan sentiment. Both countries need to realize that war is no solution, the more we spend on war preparations the less we will have for health and education.

Pakistani Sep 29, 2016 03:30pm

Since when is firing on the LoC considered a surgical strike?

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 03:29pm

@Guest ......'Drastic steps needed right now: Close down Eastern border,Stop Afghan transit trade,Close down air space for Indian,Bangladeshi and Afghan aircrat,Repatriate all Afghans and Bengalis,and adopt aggressive diplomacy.Our defence is invincible but adopt the above mentioned policies.'

That's my previous post on this thread that you may have overlooked .This is the CLUE! Aggressive diplomacy! And peaceful resolution of modern(post WW2) world's oldest dispute:Kashmir.

Jameel Janbaz Sep 29, 2016 03:31pm

situation is getting worse ......heading towards for as Coming to table india does not like that at all..... hopeforbest...

Shahid Sep 29, 2016 03:30pm

What surgical strikes??? I live in Azad Kashmir and this is the first I'm hearing of a Surgical strike.. Exchange of fire occurred which seems to be on a regular pattern.

I can inly assume India has used the word "Surgical Strike" to appease their already overhyped (by their own Media) public.

Raja Farhat Abbas Sep 29, 2016 03:32pm

@isro ...Its not the question of Pakistan wanting Kashmir,Kashmir wanting its freedom is the question.

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 03:33pm

@HEMANT KULKARNI How? All we need is a directive from Pakistani PM's office to implement these policies.

Rocky Sep 29, 2016 03:33pm

Wish n pray for peace.

s kumar Sep 29, 2016 03:34pm

its bad, soldiers death in any side is unfortunate because they fight for the people and country..

Raja Sep 29, 2016 03:34pm

@sanjiv Economic growth should be attributed to two successful terms of congress govt not the current regime. His politics based on hate and prejudice will bear the fruits in the years to come.

Arslan Sep 29, 2016 03:35pm

India just did a surgical strike on its own stock market ..

Shyam_raj Sep 29, 2016 03:33pm

War cannot bring solution but just tension and unwanted life loss..hope our countries work towards a prosperous future

Ahmed bin Babar Sep 29, 2016 03:35pm

@sanjiv Truth is always bitter...

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 03:35pm

@sanjiv ......I like to draw comparison b/w two rivals with same population and to lesser extent with equal land mass and resources.

Iftikhar Husain Sep 29, 2016 03:35pm

This is not the first time India violated the cease fire it is going on now and then. India will not talk about the atrocities committed by their army on innocent people of Kashmir for months. Stop killing innocent people of Kashmir.

Hind Sep 29, 2016 03:37pm

@Ahmed bin Babar - Modi is in power since last 2 yrs only and still there is no peace. Do u blame Modi for this also.

Sridhara Sep 29, 2016 03:46pm


Dear Dr. Arshad

Kindly visit the link to compare economy

AXH Sep 29, 2016 03:44pm

Whatever India does, it will not get the land route through Pakistan to Central Asia that it has been clamoring for a long time. The dream will remain a dream.

Kamal Pasha. Sep 29, 2016 03:45pm

@Hind, The serious and dangerous problems started the day Modi took over the charge.

Asif A. Shah Sep 29, 2016 03:48pm

In an atmosphere pf war hysteria, India initiated firing across the Line of Control( the so called Surgical Strike). Two Pakistani soldiers were killed and several injured. Now, India should come back to negotiate to find a solution to Kashmir problem. India cannot close its eyes to the facts and think that Kashmir problem does not exist. It is not about Pakistan coveting Indian territory. It is about the will and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people which need to be respected.

AXH Sep 29, 2016 03:47pm

@Hind - "..Modi is in power since last 2 yrs only and still there is no peace. Do u blame Modi for this also..."

Well, no one had any expectations that a hardliner like Modi was going to do anything rational. His involvement in the Gujrat riots speaks for him loudly.

Truth Sep 29, 2016 03:50pm

I am unable to understand, what India is trying to prove????

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 03:52pm

@Sridhara ......@sanjiv .....".I like to draw comparison b/w two rivals with same population and to lesser extent with equal land mass and resources."

This is my answer! Start using your calculator to compare India with China.

SAEN Sep 29, 2016 03:57pm


Indian Sep 29, 2016 03:56pm

Looks like this is a considerable escalation. Hope cooler heads will prevail in both countries. In a war there wont be any winner...

mojazze Sep 29, 2016 03:57pm

This is a direct violation of line of control by Indian troops. World community should take notice of India's agression

Jesus Christ Sep 29, 2016 03:58pm

Pakistan Zindabad. Long live Pakistan.

Sridhara Sep 29, 2016 04:07pm


Dear Dr Arshad, I do respect your opinion while i am a MBA and understand economy better.

Respect your affection for your motherland, however same is here. We should work together for development

Aamer Sep 29, 2016 04:05pm

India and Pakistan must learn to respect life. Indian civil society must raise the voice against Indian aggression on Kashmirs, had Indian civil society played its role, Kashmir would not be boiling but sadly most Indians don't care about Kashmirs loss. we thank Pakistan for their support and take them in high esteem but public of both countries must understand if war mongers, human rights violations in Indian Kashmir. Civil societies of both countries must work to pressure their governments to resolve Kashmir issues because Kashmir issues is not of land but of people and we are humans as like any other. If this hate goes on, nukes will be inevitable to use. This will result in devastation of both countries, South Asia and will impact whole globe . The world would cease to exist that history has so far known so be wise. Civil societies need to play role.

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 04:09pm

Henceforward firing using light fire arms from bunkers will be called "surgical strikes", change the textbooks being used at staff and war colleges' all over the world.This is the new jargon of "Modi war doctrine".

Optimistic Pakistani Sep 29, 2016 04:10pm

Another lie by Indian DGMO that they did surgical strike. How many lies you will tell to the common citizens of India.

Ahmed bin Babar Sep 29, 2016 04:08pm

@Hind Modi is going to harm india through his policies of aggression & hatred...

Sajed syed Sep 29, 2016 04:12pm

Indian army is professional and accountable. They do not tell lies. It has 100% credibility.

Faizan Sep 29, 2016 04:12pm

Modi/Nawaz govt. should focus on welfare and development. Agitation isn't good for anyone. Behave like mature neighbour... War would'nt bring any benefit to general public except for arm sellers and corrupt politicians by diverting the peoples' attention.

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 04:13pm

@Sridhara .....That's the spirit. This is what I impart to all of my students hailing from all nook and cranny of the world here in Utah.

Hanif Sep 29, 2016 04:15pm

Let us remind our governments to dont escalate, Both nation cant afford war

@Neutral Sep 29, 2016 04:15pm

Keep Civilian safe in both the countries , whatever you do , we don't care

back bencher Sep 29, 2016 04:17pm

surgical strikes without violation of airspace!!! first of its kinf in history!! PAKISTAN ZINDABAD

Aniket Rastogi Sep 29, 2016 04:20pm

@VPSingh If this what was meant by having a war to eradicate poverty, then let it be the way it is. We can work to raise ourselves above poverty line, you don't have to kill the poor to remove poverty.

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Sep 29, 2016 04:19pm

@Siddhartha Singh Couldn't have agreed more. Well said!

Mufaddal Cutlerywala Sep 29, 2016 04:22pm

Shame on both the leadership more than 60 years has been past and they are fighting and fighting, what they have given to there people poverty, hateracy. Here in west no one can think that he is Indian or Pakistani every one is living together with mutual respect.

Keep fighting

Ragu` Sep 29, 2016 04:22pm

We have two nations that need to focus on education,roads, health care, sanitation, and getting many millions out of poverty. This is NOT what we need for sure?

Faisal Sep 29, 2016 04:25pm

6 Indian soldiers got killed with 3 bunkers totally destroyed. RIP Indian Soldiers, we dont want war but Political parties dont understand. Feel really very sorry about their loss.

Harisingh Sep 29, 2016 04:24pm

Please do not escalate this! Nothing good will ever come out of it.

love ❤ from India Sep 29, 2016 04:28pm

Pakistan knows how to react a single bullet firing from India

Ghaznavi Sep 29, 2016 04:29pm

This is the best Indians can do

Sunny Sep 29, 2016 04:28pm

@Faisal - False.where did u get this data??

Hassan Cheema Sep 29, 2016 04:30pm

@Dev both the countries blame eachother of infiltration and no one knows exactly who does, so if u say Pakistani infiltrates then u know better about your side of the story as well but still i suggest the nation of both the countries should atleast stop this blame game because we all know how media reports cloak the minds and how hostile is the media of both countries who always flare things up, so my brother u better use your fine sense of judgment and we as two nations should at least pray for those soldiers whose lives are usually claimed in aggression on border.

bipin Sep 29, 2016 04:31pm

@Raja Yes sir.. so live peacefully thats the only and best option for you.

dax Sep 29, 2016 04:34pm

@Ahmed bin Babar - half truth my friend, all the indo-pak tension arrised only when nawaz sharif was PM first kargil and now this. i think Benzir was the best and effective leader ever pakistan had

Hamza Sep 29, 2016 04:32pm

@Siddhartha Singh your country holds the key. We've seen how serious Modi is in negotiating Kashmir

Faraz Sep 29, 2016 04:34pm

@Indian your government had some mercanieries carry out the attack so stop blaming Pakistan

sanjiv Sep 29, 2016 04:34pm


Even in Utah you can compare Forex Reserves of India , USA and Pakistan and then give your learned comments my friend , Forex of USA is much less then India , and no Comparison between Pakistan and India ..

Suresh Sep 29, 2016 04:34pm

Poor Military people have to die for useless Politicians.. whether its INDIA or PAKISTAN should look at progress of their country.. We are fighting like fools when others are reaching Heights.. SHAME ON US..

S. Lalani Sep 29, 2016 04:37pm

Strange, the Indians knew about the so-called "launching pads" before hand but had no idea about the alleged "infiltrators" on the day Uri incident took place. This is all Indian drama - timing of Uri says it all. Pak Armed Forces are ready to give a befitting response to any Indian misadventure.

Faisal Sep 29, 2016 04:37pm

@SUNNY, please wait for Indian Media confirmation. I can feel the pain as we felt for 2. Indian friends please act sensably stop this madness.

Sridhara Sep 29, 2016 04:40pm


Delighted to know you are at Utah and a knowledgeable person. You are in much better position to know US stand on pak & india.

hope you are aware of recent developments on HR 6069 by Republican Ted Poe and Democrat Dana Rohrabacher

IamBack Sep 29, 2016 04:44pm

@Faisal any proof?

Prashanth Sep 29, 2016 04:48pm

Peace and Love....a Better World Tommorow....No Fight....

Mahesh Sep 29, 2016 04:50pm

Being Indian I condemn such attack if at all took placed which was carried out to pacify the own votebanks as it was promised before 2014 elections. Both side politicians wants kashmir issue to keep public of both countries hating each other and encash votes. I am happy to read many understanding and matured comments from your side. Even I liked many videos by Hassan Nisar ji. There seems No end to this Indo-pak tension as it's became a better tool for both sides to win elections. I pray god to end this as quickly as possible because kashmir issue is a loss to both side innocent people but boon for rascal politicians to win over elections by keeping hate in the hearts of their voters.

SAEED MASOOD Sep 29, 2016 04:47pm

If this is Surgical for India killing to Army men, then it is a shame shame situation... Looks like Indian Government is completely blinded and fallen on its face.

XYZ Sep 29, 2016 04:50pm

@Sridhara No, Dr Arshad doesn't

IMTIAZ ALI KHAN Sep 29, 2016 04:51pm

R.I.P Soldiers. Surgical strike with no airspace violation. Amazing lies to the Indian public!

Bengali from Babgalore Sep 29, 2016 04:52pm

@Dr.Arshad India is the fastest growing economy in world, even better then china, we are moving fast

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 04:57pm

@Sridhara ......Figures,opinion polls ,gallup surveys and host of other statistical data lose their worth and pale into insignificance before typical American expediency and urge to hold its self interests above all other considerations.So,here we are not all that mindful of these politician's gimmicks to "stay alive"in media!

san Sep 29, 2016 05:00pm

Indian Army killing Pakistani Soldiers and confirming it that they have done it, Isn't it a terrorism? In Uri attack, there is no proof of Pakistan's involvement yet.

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 05:07pm

@XYZ BTW,Do I need any ovation,award or prize from you? Be articulate in your comments.

Sami Qureshi Sep 29, 2016 05:07pm

Army should keep the nation abreast with the surgical strikes of the Indian forces on the control line because India is making a hype of tension at the border.

Patriot Sep 29, 2016 05:11pm

@rehan First, I agree with almost everyone here that said this is a sad situation. Second, I will only say that this is a message that patience is running low on the Indian side right now and despite what you may have been led to believe, the present Indian government understands national mood and is not afraid to take action on any front. The best way to cool the temperatures is to stop activities against India and get together on mutual development in a good neighbourly and brotherly fashion. For it is India and not China that is your true brotherly country as you can tell by the food and language.

Sachin Sep 29, 2016 05:15pm

Guys, end of the day poor soldiers and poor people die on both sides. The rich and powerful go in their bunkers on both sides.

Mustafa R. Sep 29, 2016 05:24pm

@Bengali from Babgalore;

India has the largest number of illiterates in the world and the largest number of people living below poverty line.

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 05:27pm

@Bengali from Babgalore My dear even 50% annual growth rate for at least 50 years won't be sufficient enough for either a Pakistani or Indian ordinary citizen to enjoy the standard of living that their counterparts in GCC or Western Europe enjoy. Handful of magnates' achievements on either side of the fence shouldn't do us proud. Ordinary citizen's quality of life matters a lot.

Uzma Ahmed Sep 29, 2016 05:30pm

@Shafiq Ahmed Welcome Sir !

Hazoor Sep 29, 2016 05:33pm

Isn't that good? Pakistan is satisfied that its not a surgical strike and India thinks otherwise. Both are satisfied. Let this continue to cool down heightened tensions.

Hayat Sep 29, 2016 05:33pm

Mature strategy by Pakistan to not up the ante despite losses .

Jason Sep 29, 2016 05:35pm

@m singh You are so correct.

SNB Sep 29, 2016 05:40pm

@Hazoor Agreed

Anurag Gautam Sep 29, 2016 05:40pm

Truly from heart i don't want war

WorldView Sep 29, 2016 05:43pm

The truth is that few Kashmiris are holding both India and Pakistan to Ransom! Both countries should move on and focus instead on improving the lives of their countrymen.

shoukat sheikh Sep 29, 2016 05:47pm

war will not help anyone.

Long live Pakistan. Long live Islam. Long live PAK army.

Sohail Khan Gem Sep 29, 2016 05:54pm

Rest in janna brave sons of the motherland.

Sami Qureshi Sep 29, 2016 05:57pm

The nation is not on the same page. Pakistanis are divided. It is the duty of the stablishment and civil governments to bring the people of all provinces on a table to resolve the national problems the authorities are fighting for a long time. Unfortunately, they fought on the wrong perceptions of "Divide and Rule " formula that at last boomeranged. India has monitored this weakness and decided to strike. Army and the Govt. should rectify their follies for the sake of the national unity.

naveed iqbal Sep 29, 2016 06:03pm

@Xubey You are right that is a root cause of clashes between the countries.

Hakim Sep 29, 2016 06:03pm

We should not bow down to this Bully. Pakistan must respond with full might.

Faisal Sep 29, 2016 06:05pm

Isn't this terrorism provoked by Modi?

Haroon Raja Sep 29, 2016 06:08pm

Well well, this kind of sensational news was expected from India

srinivas appidi Sep 29, 2016 06:10pm

@Ahmed bin Babar As long as Mode is in power, modify will assure there is peace in India

Akram Sep 29, 2016 06:14pm

Good. So India has done its surgical strikes across LoC. which means there is no chance of infiltration any more , right?

Mustafa R. Sep 29, 2016 06:13pm


'The truth is that few Kashmiris are holding both India and Pakistan to Ransom!'

Why not free them?

Mustafa R. Sep 29, 2016 06:15pm


'Isn't that good? Pakistan is satisfied that its not a surgical strike and India thinks otherwise. Both are satisfied.'

What about the two Shaheeds?

BABA Sep 29, 2016 06:18pm

RIP our brave soldiers,

Kashmiri Sep 29, 2016 06:17pm

@Ahmed bin Babar Modi just came to power two years ago! There was no peace for the last 60 years either!

Asif Ali Sep 29, 2016 06:20pm

Every thing is due to kashmir mania.

BABA Sep 29, 2016 06:19pm

Peace and Terror can not go along,, so Please India stop sponsoring terrorism on Afghan soil entering Pakistan ,the world is not fool.

Abrar Sep 29, 2016 06:24pm

My Indian colleagues are very jubilant on surgical strike news ! The people among the highly educated strata of society(doctors) if react like that one can imagine how the indian public has been provoked by their ruling stock and media.

Farooqui Sep 29, 2016 06:22pm

@Indian FYI it was India who took the matter to UN. When it realised that the right if self determination will mean Kashmir will vote for Pakistan it started this doctrine of "bilateral issue". The peace is in the solution to Kashmir.

RIP soldiers, sons and brothers.

curious mind Sep 29, 2016 06:24pm

India must stop making false claims, unprovoked firing on LOC dose not mean a surgical strike. Please do not play with fire, lost of life is bad from either side. this is not a Bollywood movie, be sensible and responsible please.

Imtiaz Ali Khan Sep 29, 2016 06:27pm

@Bengali from Babgalore. India is growing so fast, people the world start to immigrate to India now Instead of USA, everyone likes go to India rather than west. Now they like to go to India for all the jobs and prosperity. India Universities do way more research than M.I.T, HARVARD and STANFORD combined. Indian military is so advance Americans come to learn from them. India is way more richer than USA. I wish USA become like India fully developed nations.

W.K Sep 29, 2016 06:32pm

@Indian India has withdrawn from SAARC. Pakistan is willing to discuss matter of resolving the Kashmir issue, especially human rights violation and right of self-determination for Kashmiri people.

Chaudhry Jee Sep 29, 2016 06:40pm

India media is totally hyping this story. I guess Indians believe every word that is fed to them without making any sense.

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 06:41pm

@Imtiaz Ali Khan .....I possibly couldn't have expressed better than you! Fertile imagination! Keep it up!

Anilkumar Sep 29, 2016 06:40pm

War is not good anyways....

Nadeem Sep 29, 2016 06:42pm

Surgical really! I wish Indians know the definition of such strikes. One wonders if Indians don't know the difference between cross boarder fire and surgical strike

Prashant Sep 29, 2016 06:41pm

Dont know whose version to believe. This madness must stop.

saber Sep 29, 2016 06:45pm

Indian minister need to stop watching films.

Ravi Vancouver Sep 29, 2016 06:49pm

This is not good, regret loss of life. As usual both sides are giving different stories.

Muhammad Usman Sep 29, 2016 06:50pm

Dulce bellum inexpertis"war is sweet for those who have not experienced it"it is insane to long for war in the name of false political agendas/ ideologies and jingoism etc. war is but a collateral damage to the innocent with irrevocable destruction

Old boy Sep 29, 2016 06:55pm

Sit at the table with the true intention of resolving the Kashmir issue with the Kashmiris right for self determination.... Problem solved

SB Sep 29, 2016 06:53pm

Hope there is no more bloodshed tonight

N_Saq Sep 29, 2016 06:56pm

This is not good. It is time to de-escalate the tension and not to escalate it.

Where India needs to rethink her Kashmir policy, Pak needs to rethink all of her policies i.e. US, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India etc. Pak needs to understand that they are always backing the wrong horse in the region i.e. Taliban in Afghan, Jamat-i-Islami in Bangladesh etc. and with West distinguishing between good and bad terrorists etc.

Pak needs to change course and stop relying on this militant policy. No Nation should have non state factors within its boundaries, they should all be eliminated. Espionage via govt agencies is carried out all over the world but nobody allows non state actors to carry attacks on anther country. It is time to move away from supporting this mullah policy within and outside of Pak.

It is time to end the violence and make peace between Pak and India aa both nations owe it to their people.

Imtiaz Ali Khan Sep 29, 2016 06:56pm

I love India so much because it is our family, we lived together for thousands of years in the same house. I know how cute and kind gullible Indian common man is. Sadly, its the fundamentalist I don't like on both sides of the border. Common man wants but Current BJP/RSS huddles are starting all this and sadly nothing will happen innocent will get hurt. You can't defeat Pakistan just because it's your little brother. We will protect ourselves, like our Army Chief said we will go to the any limit to protect our nation. Shanti to all my family in India and Pakistan.

hamza khan Sep 29, 2016 06:59pm

amazed that indians are so naive to believe this lie? you think pakistan does not have the ability to respond with full force if you step across the LOC?

Akash Sep 29, 2016 07:02pm

Hope it doesn't escalate any further.

Gary Sep 29, 2016 07:02pm

In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers. I hope common sense will prevail.

Abx Sep 29, 2016 07:02pm

Shame on India

Jonathan Sep 29, 2016 07:08pm

Modi's great deception to fool his own people!

shaheen Sep 29, 2016 07:07pm

if it is true hope it will stop here. only humanity suffers on both sides.

shaheen Sep 29, 2016 07:08pm

not good

Prajith K Sep 29, 2016 07:11pm

After reading all comments here. I personally feel that the Most Pakistani civilians have high class maturity, A war will bring any country 30 years down. Doesn't matter who win or lose.

Worth_Commenting Sep 29, 2016 07:11pm

@Sarath Just watch/read your Indian DGMO's statement. He said that India started it. So we know who started it.

Worth_Commenting Sep 29, 2016 07:13pm

@Kepler The umpire is called the "United Nations Military Observers Group" or UNMOGIP. India does not let them observe the Loc even though they have been appointed.

Kashif Sep 29, 2016 07:14pm

Surgical strikes is a face saving drama and another pack of lies that the governments on both sides use to fool the people. I have seen countless examples examples where Indians and Pakistanis live in peace abroad and care for each other....our governments have different ideas though.

ozzy Sep 29, 2016 07:19pm

@Abrar ot shows their mentality. Anyway we will get them harder

Feroz Sep 29, 2016 07:25pm

@N_Saq Agree fully with the sentiments expressed. Hope wiser counsel prevails on all sides because people need peace and progress.

Manzoor Elahee Sep 29, 2016 07:49pm

Please work for the improvement of the living standard of the millions of poor people in the Sub-Continent instead of war and terrorism.They need nutritious food, good education and at least a minimum health facility instead hatred and conspiracy.

Dr.Arshad Sep 29, 2016 07:49pm

@N_Saq .....What about Mukti Bahini(historical),RSS, and bunch of other extremist Hindu terrorist outfits operating in India.

Nomi Goraya Sep 29, 2016 07:51pm

@N_Saq Sir just will add one comment that please be sure that Pakistan is very mature country and time will tell who was flogging the dead horse. If still India and Pakistan are not pushed into WAR it is due to controlled, measured and mature actions of Pakistan. If you have any doubt just have a look at statements of government and diplomatic officials of both countries. Kashmir stand of Pakistan is more human as compared to India and be very sure that Pakistan is not like Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nepal who can be bullied by India no matter how much noise India makes. WAR is not solution and issues can be solved on TABLE sooner India AGREES with Pakistan position better it is for region. As far as your comment about JI in BD is concerned I think you have to bury your head very deep in sand to see how badly AL government is crushing political opponents and pushing BD to more and more divided society.

lets bring peace Sep 29, 2016 07:51pm

Its because of tensions in this region poverty still exists in this region, its unfortunate that India and Pakistan is not like America and Canada or England and France. Some one should talk to each other and Aman ki Asha should be restored.

Sheikh Taha Almas Sep 29, 2016 07:56pm

Any rational mind will understand that any military provocation on any of the two countries will not be tolerated by either of them.But indian minds don't understand it.......they have been overtaken by ultra nationalism

Nomi Goraya Sep 29, 2016 07:57pm

@Imtiaz Ali Khan Are you sure you have typed the words in your full concise just sharing you one light comment of my German friend during conference at Rome that I can not imagine to travel India even for my job or business trips and can not understand how people are living there. One should be optimistic but not fool

SD Sep 29, 2016 07:59pm

Both countries to jointly build a wall, so that no one can cross over, not for any purpose :-)

Tickleme Elmo Sep 29, 2016 08:02pm

@Shafiq Ahmed "come on INDIA do not do this otherwise befitted aggressive and horrendous replies expect from us. let the peace prevail and let us live peacefully"

I am with you,

Basil Sep 29, 2016 08:04pm

India should follow United nation resolutions on kashmir. Let the kashmiris decide for themselves. Every human being has that right. This unnecessary blood shed will stop and Pakistan India and kashmir will go to prosperity

Pulak Dey Sep 29, 2016 08:05pm

@Asif Ali true

Khan USA Sep 29, 2016 08:05pm

A flase claim to satisfy Indian public !

Truth Sep 29, 2016 08:10pm

The masses on both side need peace, development and prosperity, not wars and destruction !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Adil Jadoon Sep 29, 2016 08:13pm

@Indian neither can occupation and murder of innocent people lead to meaningful talks.

RaJan k Sep 29, 2016 08:18pm

@back bencher ... no aircraft was involved from the indian side so technically you correct sir.

N.Sid Sep 29, 2016 08:18pm

so nothing surprising all this hype created in India about the so called surgical strikes.

Even if there no surgical strikes took place...the political constituency Modi is vying for has been conquered.

All-is-well Sep 29, 2016 08:29pm

India unfortunately over reacted on action of 4 notorious unknown guys, and putting at risk the peace of vast area of Indo Pak Sub Continent. Both must stop this, and devote attention inside their houses, do war against poverty and war against corruption.

Celine Sep 29, 2016 08:36pm

News not good at all! The citizens of both the countries are beautifully bound- through music, culture, art,food, language and religion.

anon Sep 29, 2016 09:22pm

@Vimal May God grant you and us this beautiful wish!!!

shahid Sep 29, 2016 09:34pm

Its sad to hear what soever is happening. Both sides are blaming each other for unprovoked firing.

Zara Sep 29, 2016 09:45pm

We need to work for closer friendship with each other. Killing each other is NOT the answer.

JAY Sep 30, 2016 02:02am

It is no good news for anyone. Both the nations are going to suffer.

One expected things will explode with Ajmal Kasab's action and now after 18 soldiers death, military in no way is going to accept.

Very sad, when every country is moving forward, we are going backward bigtime.

Poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, housing, education, healthcare, science and technology are the avenues we need to cooperate and make both the countries prosperous not these type of fighting.

Laloo Sep 30, 2016 03:04am

Apparently there is a video recording.

Jon Sep 30, 2016 03:52am

@Ahmed bin Babar With all due respect, are you suggesting that the pre-modi era was a highly peaceful time on the border?

Aussie Sep 30, 2016 05:01am

we are someone's daughters, we are someone sons... how long we gonna look at each other, down the barrel of a gun?

you are the voice

Saurav Dasgupta Sep 30, 2016 09:33am

Peace should be maintained in the sub continent

ADI VICCAJI Sep 30, 2016 10:08am

RESORTING TO " MAD " Mutually assured destruction is PLAIN STUPID. America should rectify the partisan and EMBOLDENING approach they have adopted ,before the whole region and world suffers

Roopesh K R Sep 30, 2016 10:35am

Its the soldiers and the people living in the border who lose their life, they live and serve the country just to feed their family. If they had enough financial back ground as our politician or bureaucrat could have enjoyed their way of living, far from the border and could have spoken the same as our country representatives do just to be in the news. Killing people won't do any good rather talk and solve the issues. Nature is nobody play it should be let alone and not to be used for personnel gain.

Peace be upon all of U!!

Sansan Sep 30, 2016 10:39am

When will the public fools in both countries understand that India and Pakistan actually need to fight war on unemployment, poverty and hunger ? Both regimes emotionally charge up foolish public and escape from their real responsibility. And crores of fools to follow and support too. Sad state of affairs.

Peace Lover Sep 30, 2016 10:44am

@Sathish i agree

Tahir Malik Sep 30, 2016 12:13pm

Unfortunate for both countries. We must settle Kashmir issue for good, as it is appropriate for both nations if they want to thrive and progress. With these childish behaviors we are doomed to go down a path which will be disastrous for our young generations to follow. I believe India being a regional power should show magnanimity and come up with plausible ideas for Pakistan establishment and nation .

Al Khwaja Sep 30, 2016 11:24pm

BIG NO TO KILLINGS AND BIG NO TO WAR. Instead war against poverty and increase in education with emphasis on Science and Technology. Included in syllabus at schools be the awareness of danger of war and peace between the neighboring countries!

alla bux Oct 01, 2016 03:52am

India says it did and the Indians are happy. Our Army says they did not and all of us are happy. So what is the problem? Let us move on.

Ali Oct 01, 2016 04:11am

I always wonder why we don't ask for china occupied kashmir.

Truth Oct 01, 2016 06:37am

@Tahir Malik Pakistan should accept the LOC as International border. Lets be happy with your part of Kashmir and allow us to be happy with our part o Kashmir.

Truth Oct 01, 2016 06:46am

@Dr.Arshad Pakistan has less population as compare to India but still it lags in Economic front,Literacy etc. Why?

SK Oct 01, 2016 02:20pm

@alla bux Very good question,

shyam Oct 01, 2016 04:24pm

@D.K. PAMNANI i agree with u

shyam Oct 01, 2016 04:24pm

we are brother

Khan - USA Oct 01, 2016 06:48pm

Pakistan forces Zindabad !

salehuddin ahmed Oct 01, 2016 11:14pm

not development in india. so avoid it

shah Oct 03, 2016 11:45am

@Apoorv I agree with you in letter and spirit, but unfortunately India always try to avoid talks on Kashmir.