A CRISIS in one of the world’s most disputed territories has threatened to escalate into nuclear war, after four soldier were gunned down.
By Jamie Micklethwaite / Published 25th December 2017
At least four Indian soldiers were killed after exchanging fire with the Pakistani Army on the border known as the “Line of Control”.
The shootout is believed to have started when Pakistani troops attacked Indian positions in the Shahpur area.
The Indian army has blasted the attack from the Pakistani soldiers, calling it an “unprovoked cease-fire violation”.
“The Pakistani army today resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control, killing three troopers and wounding one.
“The slain included an officer of the rank of Major.”
Heavy cross-border firing and shelling was reported following the incident.
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The Indian army also launched a retaliatory attack, gunning down a Pakistani soldier near the border.
Pakistan’s National Security Advisor Nasser Khan Janjua said nuclear war could break out in South Asia.
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He said: “The stability of the South Asian region hangs in a delicate balance, and the possibility of nuclear war cannot be ruled out.
“India has been stockpiling a range of dangerous weapons as it threatens Pakistan continuously of conventional warfare.”