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India pays tribute to soldiers killed in Kashmir dispute

Wednesday, 09 Jan, 2013 - 01:01

Jan. 9 - Indian military pays tribute to two soldiers killed in a firefight in the disputed territory of Kashmir. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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Soldiers and officers of the Indian army pay tribute to two of their men killed on Tuesday in a firefight on the military control line of Kashmir. The body of one soldier was said to have been found "badly mutiliated" in a forested area on the side controlled by India. India has blamed the incident on Pakistan. Shootouts and small skirmishes between the two countries are common along the 740-kilometre disputed border, despite a ceasefire and a recent improvement in relations between India and Pakistan. Islamabad has denied the latest Indian allegations. A Pakistani military spokesman said the Indian claims were "propaganda" aimed at diverting attention from a clash along the border two days earlier in which Pakistan said one of its soldiers was killed - a claim denied in turn by India India and Pakistan have fought three wars since their independence in 1947, two of them over Kashmir.

India pays tribute to soldiers killed in Kashmir dispute

Wednesday, 09 Jan, 2013 - 01:01

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