Pakistan Air Force Chief Urges India to 'Show Restraint' Amid Border Tensions

Meanwhile, Air Chief said, "We are not anxious about India at all, it is better if they show some restraint".

This week, 12 people, including three Pakistani soldiers, were killed in alleged Indian cross-border firings.

Pakistan and India have recently been trading fire across the line of control that divides Kashmir between the two nuclear-armed countries.

- Internationalising the Kashmir issue has borne no fruit, Pakistan would be advised to first end state support to terror, said Vikas Swarup when asked about the committee formed by Pakistan to engage Indians.

Hours later, the military said three soldiers, including an army captain, were killed while responding to the Indian attack.

After the surgical strike Pakistani activities have only increased and deaths of soldiers have doubled, it said.

Sharif reviewed the situation along the LoC and called upon the global community to play its active role in defusing tension between the two nations, "which has been deliberately escalated by the Indian side", said the statement issued by the Prime Minister's office. The two sides have traded blame for the cross-border fire and have accused each other of violating a 2003 cease-fire in Kashmir.

Brig Gotra said that it was unclear whether the soldiers had been killed by the Pakistani army, militants or a combination of the two. Lt Gen Singh expressed grief at civilian casualties but "emphatically stated that retaliatory firing by Indian troops has only been carried out targeting locations from where Pakistan has initiated ceasefire violations on Indian Posts".

The latest exchange came a day after the mutilated body of an Indian soldier was found in Kashmir.

The meeting was called after Indian troops targeted a passenger bus in Azad Kashmir on Wednesday which was followed by unprovoked firing at Pakistan Army check posts.

The "mutual sequestration" of the Indian and Pakistani economies was holding the region back from fulfilling this potential, he warned.

The Uri attack occurred days before Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was set to address the United Nations General Assembly regarding Indian human rights violations in held Kashmir. The report added that New Delhi wants a smooth transition and wants to avoid extension of Raheel's term, which the Indian response at border was "befitting but "below the radar".



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