Indian Army tells Pakistan to receive bodies of slain Army regulars/ terrorists

Monday, 05 Aug, 2019

India denied it had used such weapons. India immediately denied that Modi had made any such statement and said that Kashmir would be dealt with bilaterally by India and Pakistan.

Five to seven intruders were killed when the Indian Army foiled an operation by Pakistan's Border Action Team in Keran sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on the intervening night of July 31 and August 1.

He was referring to what Trump said during their present meeting, suggesting that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked him to be a mediator between India and Pakistan. There was no immediate response to Khan's comments from the India.

But while the Indian military and the state government have highlighted the security risk, Kashmiri and opposition politicians in New Delhi have raised concerns that the extra troops were being deployed for other reasons.

Army's Srinagar based spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia in a statement said, "in the last 36 hours number of attempts to disrupt the peace and to target the AmarnathYatra were made in Kashmir". Tensions flared after a vehicle laden with explosives rammed into an Indian police convoy on February 14, killing 40 paramilitary police, and leading to aerial clashes between the two nations.

India brushed off the claims, accusing Pakistan of a propaganda war. Islamabad has rejected all the accusations.

Kashmir has surged back into the spotlight in recent days, just months after a deadly militant attack on an Indian paramilitary convoy claimed by a Pakistan-based group sparked cross-border air attacks.

Kashmir is a popular tourist destination for foreigners and Indians, who visit the picturesque valley in their tens of thousands every year.

Also, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Sunday asked Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Secretary General Dr. Yousuf Ahmed Al-Othaimeen to take notice of the situation in Kashmir, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.

According to details, the toy bombs were placed in the peripheries of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir area of Pakistan, near the working boundary of the two countries. One victim has been identified as a non-local labourer.

However, the city police chief in Srinagar, the state's main city, told Reuters he had no knowledge of a curfew.

The order on Friday cited the "prevailing security situation" and the "latest intelligence inputs of terror threats with specific targeting" of the annual Hindu pilgrimage as reasons for the advisory.

Abdul Rasheed, a houseboat owner at the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar, looked visibly distressed on Saturday while dozens of trucks with armed forces passed the road.

Germany and Australia gave similar warnings to their citizens.

"Why should we be scared?"

"Some tourists feel sad for us and do not want to leave, but we insist that they go because we do not know what India is planning here". I have no work for the last two days.