An Indian army soldier displays a seized rocket propelled grenades launcher (RPGL) during a news conference inside a military garrison in Srinagar April 25, 2009.
India is expected to warn Pakistan at the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meet on Wednesday over the brutal killings of two Indian jawans near the LoC in Kashmir.
The CCS, which is the Indian government's highest decision body that presides over matters related to national security, will also take up the ceasefire violation by the Pakistan army in the border district of Poonch, reported First Post.
On Tuesday, Pakistani troops had sneaked into Indian territory and were driven away following an intense gunfight with Indian troops. Two Indian soldiers were killed in the firing and one of the bodies was found decapitated.
The deceased soldiers were identified as Lance Naik Hemraj and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh of the domination patrol party.
The intrusion into the forested area took place amid foggy conditions. Indian army said its counterpart committed "yet another grave provocation." Pakistan soldiers had often crossed into Indian-administered areas of J&K and a fence was constructed to check the armed infiltration.
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In 2003, India and Pakistan signed an agreement to maintain ceasefire along the LoC, the international border and the Siachen glacier, which lies in an un-demarcated territory.
Reacting to the news of Tuesday's ambush, India's defence ministry said, "We condemn the provocative action. The government will take up the incident with the Pakistan government. We expect Islamabad to honour the ceasefire agreement (which came into force in November 2003) strictly," The Times of India reported.
Pakistan denied the intrusion and violation of the ceasefire agreement by its troops. "It looks like Indian propaganda to divert world attention from the raid conducted by Indian troops on one of our posts on Sunday, in which one of our soldiers was killed," Pakistan military said.
Fighting the charges of cross border violation in a Pakistan-administered area on Jan 6, India's Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Syed Akbaruddin said, "We deny that Indian troops had crossed the line of control in the Rampur sector or had violated the ceasefire. The fact is that in the early hours of 6 January, Pakistan troops in the sector commenced unprovoked firing on Indian troops," reported Live Mint.
Meanwhile, Pakistan's High Commissioner was summoned over Tuesday's incident. Defence minister A K Antony assured that a protest will be conveyed to Pakistan government and the situation is being closely monitored.
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