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India accuses Pakistan over border firing

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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:21 AM
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India accuses Pakistan over border firing


www.bbc.co.uk

India's army said the firing took place across the Krishnaghati sector of Poonch district early on Thursday. The Line of Control separates Indian- and Pakistani- administered Kashmir.
"The Pakistani side fired medium and small arms besides rockets and mortars," a spokesman said.
He said the Indian troops retaliated to the firing.
There were no casualties on the Indian side in the firing, the spokesman said.

India has accused Pakistan of "unprovoked firing aimed mostly at facilitating infilt
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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:21 AM
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This is all we need , the ratcheting up of tensions between India and Pakistan is never a good thing , two Nuclear armed countries with a long history of aggression against each other .
You would think that at a time like this , with Pakistan trying to deal with the flooding disaster , they would have better things to do with their time than to provoke their neighbor .
Here's hopping that common sense prevails and this doesn't escalate .

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posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:37 AM
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I think it is just horrible that when Pakistan is struggling to cope after the flooding, instead of India lending a helping hand (or at least some form of aid) they have to provoke tension and play the blame game.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 04:55 AM
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Its hard to know who started the firing and why without independent whiteness . It does seem odd that Pakistan would start shooting for no reason , given that India has just donated $5 million to the aid relief fund .

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has thanked India for offering $ 5 million aid for the relief of flood victims in his country. Qureshi, who is on a visit to the US, announced on Wednesday that India had offered a $ 5 million donation for flood victims. He profusely thanked India's top diplomat here for the offer, Dawn News reported on Thursday. He said he had received a telephone call in New York from Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna.

www.hindustantimes.com...



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 05:03 AM
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I was just thinking the other day how in the event of the disaster that has struck Pakistan, that we may see:

A) Pakistan trying to raise tensions with India to rally popular support when it's handling of the floods disaster has come into question.

B) Elements of Pakistan's ISI and military try to show how strong their country still is during the floods by making a border incident with India. To Pakistani nationalists, India's recent donation to Pakistan's relief effort will be seen to be embarrassing.

C) Alternatively, India rallying popular support by striking Pakistan when Pakistan is in a weak state, with the pretext of ISI support of the Mumbai bombings as an excuse. India might try to create a "buffer" between it's mutual border with Pakistan.

Or

D) Both countries drawn together by natural disasters and have an improving relationship, at least, temporarily.

[edit on 19-8-2010 by Regensturm]



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 05:13 AM
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I think A +B are highly likely , I also find this piece in the report interesting

India has accused Pakistan of "unprovoked firing aimed mostly at facilitating infiltration of militants," a charge Pakistan has denied.

I guess if there is an attack within India in the coming days or weeks then that theory will be proved .



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 05:42 AM
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Yes, I did think that Option D was being too optimistic.

As for Option C, well, India really does not need to do anything. Pakistan is severely weakened, and for India to be seen to take advantage of that would rally popular support behind the Pakistan government and strengthen Pakistan as a whole against India.

What concerns India about the current state of Pakistan is of course the militants in Pakistan, and the amount to which the ISI is involved with the militants, especially in light of the Mumbai bombings.



posted on Aug, 19 2010 @ 06:04 AM
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Whenever there has been a natural calamity, India has always helped its neighbours. be it 2004 Asian Tsunami, when we helped ourselves as well as others. Or Earthquake in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, where Indian Army Helped Pakistani Army with food aid.
But, why will anyone in Pakistan appreciate that? Oh wait, Media in pakistan dances to the tunes of ISI and Musharraf( a US puppet)




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