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India-Pakistan
India to Respond to 'Ghastly' Attack on Troops
2013-01-09
[An Nahar] India accused Pakistain of killing two of its soldiers in a "ghastly" attack Tuesday and mutilating one of the bodies along the tense disputed border between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said India would deliver a "proportionate response" to the killings in Kashmire which he said were designed to sabotage an already fragile grinding of the peace processor.

The Pak military meanwhile rejected what it called Indian "propaganda" that it said was aimed at diverting attention after a cross-border exchange at the weekend in which a Pak soldier was killed.

The two Indian soldiers died after a firefight broke out around noon as a patrol moving in foggy conditions discovered Pak troops about half a kilometer (1,600 feet) inside Indian territory, an army front man said.

A ceasefire has been in place along the Line of Control that divides the countries since 2003, but it is periodically violated by both sides.

"There was a firefight with Pak troops," army front man Rajesh Kalia told AFP from the mountainous Himalayan region, confirming the names of the men as sergeants Hemraj Singh and Sudhakar Singh.

"We lost two soldiers and one of them has been badly mutilated," he added, declining to give more details on the injuries.

"The intruders were regular (Pak) soldiers and they were 400-500 meters (1,300-1,600 feet) inside our territory," he said of the clash in Mendhar sector, 173 kilometers (107 miles) west by road from the city of Jammu.

Indian reports and a military source speaking to AFP indicated that the mutilated soldier may have been decapitated, but further investigations and a post-mortum were required to confirm this.

Speaking on Indian television, Khurshid described the killings as "inhuman" and "not the way civilized people deal with each other".

"We need to do something about this and we will, but it has to be done after careful consideration of all the details in consultation with the defense ministry," Khurshid told the NDTV news channel.

"It is absolutely unacceptable, ghastly, and really, really terrible and extremely short-sighted by their part," he added, promising that the response would be "proportionate".

"This seems like a clear attempt to derail the dialogue," he added. "We have to find ways in which the dialogue is not sabotaged or destroyed."
Posted by:Fred

#10  As saird before, a China-vs-Japan shooting war = military conflict over the Daoyu/Senkaku Islands in the ECS can devol into an East Asia-wide war, to includ in South, Central Asia as IMO "post-US", future World #1 wannabe China will attempt to permanently resolve strategic access issues in various but differentiated hotspots.

AN NEW SINO-INDIAN WAR OVER PAKISTAN "FITS THE BILL" AS DESCRIBED ABOVE, + WILL BE JUST ONE OF SEVERAL ASIA-WIDE + INTERNATIONAL BATTLEFRONTS FOR CHINA + PLA.

In NE Asia + South China Sea China wants unchallenged access into WESTPAC + SOPAC vee the pro-US or moderate, anti-China"First Island Chain" - in West + SW Asia, China's goal will be to permamently settle the Trilateral = China-India-Pakistan dispute in the Himalyas to its favor + to ensure Chinese domination vee the US in the Strait of Malaccas + East Indian Ocean trade.

The good news here for India is that China's #1 mil priority is the conquest or subornment of TAIWAN in NE ASIA for PLA purposes.

IN CHINA'S VIEW, WIDOUT CONTROL OF TAIWAN THERE WILL BE NO "WORLD#1 CHINA" AT OR BEFORE YEAR
2050, OR BEFORE THE END OF THIS FIRST CENTURY OF THE NEW MILLENIUM. China subjectively will have to wait until sometime in the next century [2100-2200] to achieve its "post-US", "Manifest Destiny", which to China is ANATHEMA.

* CHINA DAILY, GLOBAL TIMES, FREEREREPUBLIC, TOPIX, WORLD NEWS > ARTICs = new Chinese Academy of Sciences Report denotes that at current rates China's economy will be larger than that of the World #1 US starting in 2019, + that China's international or geopol status will finally exceed that of the US in 2049.

IOW, CHINA SAYS CHINA WILL BE THE WORLD'S #1 BY 2050.

The "wild card" agz China, then as now vee the US-vs-China geopol competition, will be NUCLEAR ISLAM, specifically NUCLEAR RADICAL ISLAM AKA OWG NUCLEAR CALIPHATE = GLOBAL NUCLEAR ISLAMIST-JIHADIST STATE + "ISLAMIC/ISLAMIST/JIHADIST BOMB".

The GLOBAL "NUCLEAR JIHAD" + RELATED that could put a deep, malicious, un-recoverable dent in the ANTI-US LEFTISTS-GLOBALISTS' SECULAR PLANS.
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2013-01-09 20:09  

#9  Savages, execute them and feel NO remorse.
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2013-01-09 17:04  

#8  Well Rob, thank you for telling me where the phrase "wear it like a second skin" came from. Not I need to go find something to take me mind off of that.
Posted by: Charles   2013-01-09 17:00  

#7  Actually, mutilation and overkill is a pre-civilization savage thing. There are photos from Little Big Horn of US soldiers with dozens of arrows in them -- most probably shot into them postmortem. Some of the more strenuous Pacific Islanders would use the club they had dashed someone's brains out to completely crush the corpse of their defeated enemy, cut a slit in it, then wear it as a cape.
Posted by: Rob Crawford   2013-01-09 12:02  

#6  
Speaking on Indian television, Khurshid described the killings as "inhuman" and "not the way civilized people deal with each other".


So, pretty much what you expect from the nation behind the Mumbai attack?
Posted by: Rob Crawford   2013-01-09 11:59  

#5  the commies of vietnam did the same thing.
Stalin, Mao, etc.


And in Africa as well. It's not limited to any one theology.
Posted by: Pappy   2013-01-09 11:04  

#4  Communist values:
the commies of vietnam did the same thing.
Stalin, Mao, etc.
Posted by: bman   2013-01-09 10:48  

#3  Speaking on Indian television, Khurshid described the killings as "inhuman" and "not the way civilized people deal with each other".


How dare you accuse the Pakis of being civilized! Pshaw!
Posted by: BA   2013-01-09 10:42  

#2  Moslem Values.

We are all getting to know the Islamic religion for what it really is. In Bangladesh in 1971 the Paks killed 3 million people ( civilians mostly, unarmed civilians ) in eight months. You have to really WORK to kill that kind of numbers in that amount of time. 250,000 rapes...but then, Moslems are like that.
Posted by: Threater Flusoper9823   2013-01-09 06:45  

#1  Arclight...
Posted by: tu3031   2013-01-09 00:32  

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