India's 'no' for UN probe into soldiers' killings

Last Updated: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 09:58 hrs

New Delhi: The government Thursday rejected Pakistan's suggestion that the UN should be asked to probe allegations that Pakistani troops killed and beheaded two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.

"That demand is rejected out of hand. We will not internationalise the issue nor go to the United Nations," Finance Minister P. Chidambaram told reporters after a cabinet meeting.

"It was a brutal incident where a jawan (soldier) was killed and his body mutilated," he said.

Chidambaram said the cabinet committee on security was briefed about the Tuesday killings near the line of Control (LoC).

"Our report is that the Indian forces did not violate the ceasefire (in place in LoC since 203)," he said.

The minister said troops on the border faced no shortages. "Whatever has to be done will be done," he said.

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