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Published:January 14th, 2013 14:27 EST
Indo Pak Army Commanders Meet to Ease Tension

Indo Pak Army Commanders Meet to Ease Tension

By Neha Gandhi


Amidst tension over the Line of Control, India and Pakistan on Monday held a flag meeting demanded by India to ease the tension. The flag meeting between the brigade commanders of India Brig. TS Sandhu and his Pakistani counterpart discussed the recent firing incidents over the Line of Control.

Media Reports said, Indian Army during the meet, lodged a strong protest against the gruesome killing of its two soldiers, one of whom was beheaded and mutilated. Brig. Sandhu made it clear to the other side that India reserved the right to retaliate until there was publicly an apology besides returning of the severed head of Lance Naik Hemraj and also demanded an assurance that there would be no repeat of such an unprecedented and unprofessional heinous act a news report carried by the Hindu said.

Earlier in the day, Army Chief General Bikram Singh turned up the heat on Pakistan and warned that Indian military will retaliate aggressively in the case of any further provocation. "I expect all my commanders on the LOC to be both aggressive and offensive in the face of provocation and fire," he said during a press conference held here. "India`s response to Pakistani firing at its post in LOC in J&K is perfect and measured," he said.

Government should put pressure on Pakistan to give back Hemraj`s severed head. "I think we should pressurise them nationally and internationally as part of our national element," he said.