ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Army’s Director General Military Operations (DGMO) will call his Indian counterpart on Wednesday to complain about the latest killing of a Pakistani soldier in Kashmir.
A statement from the Pakistani army said that he would “protest strongly” about the killing on Tuesday. Two Indian and three Pakistani soldiers have been killed in Kashmir since the beginning of the year.
The army directors of military operations from both the countries had met earlier on Jan 8 to discus the situation.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar said on Tuesday that India is “war-mongering” over deadly clashes in the disputed Kashmir region, while calling for talks to end the new hostilities.
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday wound up a one-sided discourse led by irate TV channels and hawkish opposition leaders on the ongoing cross-border flare-up with Pakistan, as he asked Islamabad to punish the men who allegedly killed two Indian soldiers in Kashmir, though he refrained from publicly endorsing punitive measures urged by a restive military.
“It cannot be business as usual” with Pakistan, he told reporters on the sidelines of an army function days ahead of the national military parade.
India says two of its soldiers have been killed in Kashmir, one beheaded, since January 6.
Pakistan says three of its troops have been killed in that time, the latest on Tuesday.