World
India blames Pakistan for recent border attacks
Publish Date: Oct 30, 2013
India blames Pakistan for recent border attacks
Indian soldiers taking position near the National Highway in Srinagar, on September 29, 2013 (AFP/File, Tauseef Mustafa)
  • mail
  • img
newvision

India's defence minister on Wednesday accused the Pakistani army of helping militants cross over the border, which has been gripped by some of the worst firing in 10 years.

Shooting at the frontier between the nuclear-armed rivals has been among the heaviest since a ceasefire agreement in 2003, with India accusing Pakistan of more than 200 violations this year.

"I'm sure nothing can happen without the knowledge and tacit support of the Pakistan army. It is a matter of concern to us," Antony told reporters when asked about infiltration attempts by militants.

India regularly accuses Pakistan's army of providing covering fire for armed rebels who cross the border and then mount attacks in the disputed region of Kashmir.

The Muslim-majority Himalayan region is divided and administered separately by India and Pakistan but claimed in full by both.

About a dozen militant groups who want Kashmir to be made independent or incorporated into Pakistan have been battling Indian forces since 1989.

There was no immediate response from Pakistan but Islamabad routinely denies supporting militants and says it is committed to a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue through dialogue.

AFP

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Ex-IMF chief to go on trial for
Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn goes on trial Monday for "pimping" over his alleged role in a prostitution ring....
Ukraine peace talks due as EU hits Russia with more sanctions
Negotiators from Ukraine, Russia and Europe are set to hold fresh peace talks Friday in a bid to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels....
China vows no
China's education minister has vowed to ban university textbooks which promote "Western values"....
WHO says Ebola epidemic on the decline
WEEKLY Ebola infections in west Africa have dropped to below 100 for the first time in more than six months, figures showed...
Malaysia declares MH370 an accident
MALAYSIA has formally declared the passengers and crew of missing flight MH370 to be presumed dead, a step that it said opens the door for compensation payments...
IMF begins work on
The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it would begin working on alternatives to its stalled, five-year-old reform program after passing another year without the required ratification by the US government....
Do you agree with the new tax on private schools?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter