At least four Indian soldiers died on December 23 as a result of an alleged Pakistan fire in the disputed region of Kashmir at the Indian-Pakistan border.
According to the Indian Army’s statement, Pakistan forces opened fire at Indian posts in Rajouri sector. The Indian side described the firing as an “unprovoked cease-fire violation” and Indian soldiers retaliated “strongly and effectively.”
The Indian casualties incides an army officer. Meanwhile, cross-border shelling was reported across the disputed region.
Earlier, Pakistan National Security Advisor Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua said the stability of South Asia was hanging in a delicate balance and the possibility of a nuclear war cannot be ruled out.
“The stability of the South Asian region hangs in a delicate balance, and the possibility of nuclear war cannot be ruled out,” he told participants of a seminar on national security in Islamabad.
Janjua added that India has been stockpiling dangerous weapons and threatens Pakistan of conventional warfare. He also accused the US of conspiring against the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with India.
“As the Taliban grow stronger in Afghanistan, America has started to shift the blame for its failures in the country onto Pakistan,” he added.