Take 'strong action' against Pakistan: soldier's father

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 09, 2013 10:40 hrs

Palampur (Himachal Pradesh): The father of an Indian soldier tortured and mutilated in the Kargil conflict Wednesday demanded "strong action" against Pakistan for brutally killing two Indian soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir.

"Pakistan will keep on fooling India unless strong action is taken against it for violations like these," N.K. Kalia told reporters here.

His son, Capt. Saurabh Kalia, was tortured for weeks by Pakistani soldiers during the 1999 Kargil conflict. His and other Indian soldiers' mutilated bodies were handed over to India June 9, 1999.

Kalia said numerous peace initiatives by India had gone in vain because the Pakistan government had done nothing to boost New Delhi's desire for better bilateral ties.

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