Pakistan agrees to border flag meeting

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 13, 2013 10:04 hrs

Srinagar: As the border tension continued to simmer along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch sector, Indian media reports quoting unnamed sources Sunday said Pakistan has agreed to a flag meeting with the commanders of the Indian Army in Poonch.

Reports said the meeting at the brigadier level is likely to be held at 1 pm on Monday.

The meeting is scheduled in Poonch district's Chakandabad.

Earlier, fresh firing was reported from the Krishnaghati area in Poonch late Saturday that began after the Indian Army noticed movement across the Line of Control (LoC) in the area, media reports said.

The firing came a day after firing was reported from the Pakistani side on eight Indian posts in Krishna Ghati and Sona Gali sectors, amid heightened tensions between the two countries.

A Defence Ministry spokesperson was quoted as saying that the Indian military spotted six to seven suspicious people close to the LoC opposite Krishna Ghati sub-sector in Poonch sector.

When Indian troops opened fire on the suspected infiltrators, they were fired back upon and heavy exchange of fire took place for about 20 minutes.

Ties between the two nuclear armed neighbours grew this week over border firing and killing of two Indian soldiers this week, including the beheading of one of the martyrs by Pakistani troops.

Pakistan has, however, denied its soldiers killed or beheaded any Indian soldiers.

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