Asia-Pacific

Jan 9, 2013

Back on the brink? India-Pakistan tensions escalate over Kashmir

India and Pakistan are back on war footing after two Indian soldiers were killed on the Kashmir Line of Control. But the ceasefire was always uneasy given the history of conflict.

Professor Damien Kingsbury

Crikey international affairs commentator

Tensions between India and Pakistan are escalating as troops from each country have again clashed across the Kashmir Line of Control, with two Indian soldiers killed. India claims Pakistani soldiers took advantage of misty conditions yesterday to cross the 1949 Line of Control dividing Kashmir into Indian and Pakistan controlled areas about 220 kilometres north of the city of Jammu.

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