India to 'protest' to Pakistan

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 09, 2013 05:40 hrs

New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) India said Wednesday that it will "convey its protest" to Pakistan over the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistani troops.

"We will convey our protest to the Pakistan government and our DGMO (Director General of Military Operations) will talk to his counterpart in Pakistan," Defence Miniter A.K. Antony told the media.

"We are closely monitoring the situation," Antony said.

The minister called the killings Tuesday by Pakistani troops "highly provocative. The way they have treated the body of the Indian soldiers, it is inhuman".

Indian officials said Pakistani soldiers, said to be from the Baloch regiment, sneaked into Jammu and Kashmir under the cover of a thick fog and killed two Indian soldiers and wounded a third.

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