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    (and two Pakistani soldiers died in a skirmish with the Indian troops)

    http://indianexpress.com/article/ind...istry-3055715/

    India conducted surgical strikes last night along the Line of Control (LoC), the Indian Defence Ministry said on Thursday. “Significant casualties have been caused to terrorists and those trying to shield them. We don’t have a plan to further conduct such strikes,” DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said.

    “Based on very specific and credible information we received yesterday, some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along the LoC with an aim to carry out infiltration and terrorist strikes in [India],” Singh said. No Indians were casualties.

    “We have recovered items including GPS which have Pakistani markings. Captured terrorists hailing from PoK or Pakistan have confessed to their training in Pakistan or in Pakistan controlled region,” Singh said.“I spoke to the Pakistani DGMO, shared our concerns and told him that we conducted surgical strikes last night".

    "At least two Army men were killed as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire over the Line of Control. Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing,” the Pakistani government said in a statement.

    India had repeatedly warned Pakistan not to allow its territory to be used for terrorist activities, and had called for an international diplomatic boycott of Pakistan as it shielded terrorists on its land. At the United Nations General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Pakistan was a terror state and it need to rein in terror elements.

    Three ceasefire violations by Pakistan were reported along the LoC in the last 24 hours. India had also summoned Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit, and handed over evidence that proved the terrorists that attacked an army base in Uri and left 19 jawans dead, did come in from across the Line of Control.

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    I wish India all the best of luck in their dealings with Pakistan.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    (and two Pakistani soldiers died in a skirmish with the Indian troops)

    http://indianexpress.com/article/ind...istry-3055715/

    India conducted surgical strikes last night along the Line of Control (LoC), the Indian Defence Ministry said on Thursday. “Significant casualties have been caused to terrorists and those trying to shield them. We don’t have a plan to further conduct such strikes,” DGMO Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said.

    “Based on very specific and credible information we received yesterday, some terrorist teams had positioned themselves at launch pads along the LoC with an aim to carry out infiltration and terrorist strikes in [India],” Singh said. No Indians were casualties.

    “We have recovered items including GPS which have Pakistani markings. Captured terrorists hailing from PoK or Pakistan have confessed to their training in Pakistan or in Pakistan controlled region,” Singh said.“I spoke to the Pakistani DGMO, shared our concerns and told him that we conducted surgical strikes last night".

    "At least two Army men were killed as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire over the Line of Control. Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing,” the Pakistani government said in a statement.

    India had repeatedly warned Pakistan not to allow its territory to be used for terrorist activities, and had called for an international diplomatic boycott of Pakistan as it shielded terrorists on its land. At the United Nations General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said Pakistan was a terror state and it need to rein in terror elements.

    Three ceasefire violations by Pakistan were reported along the LoC in the last 24 hours. India had also summoned Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit, and handed over evidence that proved the terrorists that attacked an army base in Uri and left 19 jawans dead, did come in from across the Line of Control.
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    No it hasn't. I have relatives posted across the Line of Control and we have family friends who live on the border.

    There was a long skirmish between Pakistani and Indian troops limited to machine gun fire.

    This is smokes and mirror by the Indians to give an impression of their strength and to pacify domestic opinion.

    To cover up the genocide they have been committing in Kashmir and the murder and blinding of thousands of protestors there in the past few months,
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    (Original post by Oxidation)
    WW3?
    Doubt it, its more common than you'd imagine for Indian and Pakistani troops to fire on one another.

    (Original post by Inzamam99)
    No it hasn't. I have relatives posted across the Line of Control and we have family friends who live on the border.

    There was a long skirmish between Pakistani and Indian troops limited to machine gun fire.

    This is smokes and mirror by the Indians to give an impression of their strength and to pacify domestic opinion.

    To cover up the genocide they have been committing in Kashmir and the murder and blinding of thousands of protestors there in the past few months,
    I'm guessing your relatives are on the Pakistani side of the LoC?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Doubt it, its more common than you'd imagine for Indian and Pakistani troops to fire on one another.



    I'm guessing your relatives are on the Pakistani side of the LoC?
    Yeah that's true. I heard that Pakistan already has their army prepared for war.
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    (Original post by Inzamam99)
    To cover up the genocide they have been committing in Kashmir and the murder and blinding of thousands of protestors there in the past few months,
    There is a "genocide" in Kashmir in the same way there is a "genocide" in Palestine. It's a buzzword used by Islamic extremists wherever Islam is not allowed to run rampant. Islam is invariably a turbulent minority, it doesn't seem to be able to get along anywhere in the world with the native population.

    The Islamic obsession with feeling like victims is a very regressive mindset that is a huge reason why the Islamic world is today filled with violence, terror and despair
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    (Original post by Oxidation)
    WW3?
    yes that is realistic they will risk there very existence as a state to start a major world war which could change the landscape of the planet forever and possibly lead to an extinction event.

    or they will just whine to the UN nothing will happen and everyone will get on with there lives. what do you think is more likely?
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    Well, someone's got to do something about Pakistan's terrorist sheltering. Since India's under the most immediate threat it makes sense that they'd be the ones to snap.
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    I'm of two minds about this (if it is indeed true).

    The first is that Pakistan is one of the most dangerous and obnoxious sponsors of terrorism in the world. Their support for murderers like Lashar-e-Taiba, providing them money and arms and training camps to attack the Indians, is absolutely outrageous. India has good cause to be angry.

    On the other hand, any incursion (if it did happen) could be a dangerous escalation given both countries possess nuclear weapons and it would be very easy for a situation to escalate. A border flare up turns into a battle between a battalion or two on both sides. The Indians move up several divisions to reinforce the area, the Pakistanis assume this is a prelude to a general attack and send their armoured divisions over the border to pre-empt. Air battles start, and then as Pakistan inevitably starts to lose due to inferiority of numbers, they consider the use of tactical nuclear weapons to make up for their deficiencies.

    If they actually did use those tactical nukes, a general nuclear war on the subcontinent would certainly follow.
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    (Original post by Luke7456)
    yes that is realistic they will risk there very existence as a state to start a major world war which could change the landscape of the planet forever and possibly lead to an extinction event.

    or they will just whine to the UN nothing will happen and everyone will get on with there lives. what do you think is more likely?
    Yes, I get what you mean. It's just all of a sudden they're acting as if they're both ready to war.
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    I wish Pakistan stepped up its assault on terrorists. Alas, it does seem the country is harbouring them - the same as most Islamic countries.
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    (Original post by AlexanderHam)
    On the other hand, any incursion (if it did happen) could be a dangerous escalation given both countries possess nuclear weapons and it would be very easy for a situation to escalate. A border flare up turns into a battle between a battalion or two on both sides. The Indians move up several divisions to reinforce the area, the Pakistanis assume this is a prelude to a general attack and send their armoured divisions over the border to pre-empt. Air battles start, and then as Pakistan inevitably starts to lose due to inferiority of numbers, they consider the use of tactical nuclear weapons to make up for their deficiencies.

    If they actually did use those tactical nukes, a general nuclear war on the subcontinent would certainly follow.
    India is very aware that Pakistan has nukes. They wouldn't force Pakistan to use nukes, they'd probably just enforce a peace treaty or ceasefire.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    India is very aware that Pakistan has nukes. They wouldn't force Pakistan to use nukes, they'd probably just enforce a peace treaty or ceasefire.
    This ^
    They're not that stupid, a Pakistan beaten in war is better than no Pakistan at all.
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    According to my cousin( i called him right now when i saw the news) who serves as a captain in the infamous( among terrorists and Pakistani military)Para SF the attacks did happen and around 30-35 terrorists were killed and also 2 Pakistani personnel. Terror camps were 2-3 km within paki occupied territory. 5 terror camps in bhimber lipa khel(all in POK) were targeted and had been under surveillance by the NSA( intelligence) for around 7 days. It was carried out in the morning today (4:00 -5:30). The operation was carried out by a very small number of our commandos and according to him the terror camps were raised to the ground But he did not tell me which group(Marcos/Para SF/Garud commandos/regular forces) carried it out
    But I'm guessing its Para as usual.
    Proud of them!
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    I hope India elects Modi as their god emperor and he removes all terrorists
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    Meh, can't they just use drones?
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    This was, more than anything, a media exercise. After the terrorist attack in the same region, there must've been a lot of public anger--they're a country with a billion people, after all. And poof--a strike across the border! That does boost the morale of a country, doesn't it? I'm not doubting the credibility of the so-called strike, just sayin'.
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    (Original post by AlexanderHam)
    There is a "genocide" in Kashmir in the same way there is a "genocide" in Palestine. It's a buzzword used by Islamic extremists wherever Islam is not allowed to run rampant. Islam is invariably a turbulent minority, it doesn't seem to be able to get along anywhere in the world with the native population.

    The Islamic obsession with feeling like victims is a very regressive mindset that is a huge reason why the Islamic world is today filled with violence, terror and despair
    Spoken like someone who doesn't know much about the conflict.

    The struggle of the freedom fighters in Kashmir is based around the national aspirations of the Kashmiri people not religious ones. Yes, Pakistan uses proxies to help them just as India deploys proxies in Balochistan.

    The solution is a referendum allowing the Kashmiri people to determine their own future- something India has stood strongly against for the past 60 years.

    Read the works of any expert on the matter- oppression naturally drives people into the arms of extremism be they the Sikh extremists who grew from the genocide in Indian Punjab by the army in 1984 or the Baloch extremists in Pakistan.

    Try to take a more nuanced view on this rather than scapegoating a single factor for every problem
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    Doubt it, its more common than you'd imagine for Indian and Pakistani troops to fire on one another.



    I'm guessing your relatives are on the Pakistani side of the LoC?
    Yes they are.

    I get the feeling most people on here have no idea of the complexity or the historical basis for this conflict and as usual came here with their minds already made up based on a couple of articles they googled just before commenting.
 
 
 
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