India scrutinizes Pakistan after 18 soldiers killed in Kashmir - UPI.com
UPI reports: "Demands are growing in India for a response to Pakistan for the killing
of 18 Indian soldiers in the disputed province of Kashmir.
Initial reports said four gunmen believe to be members of
Jaish-e-Muhammad, a Pakistan-based militant group, stormed an army base
Sunday in Uri, near the Pakistan-India border in Indian-administered
Kashmir, killing 17 soldiers. An eighteenth died of his injuries after
he was transferred to Delhi.
Senior government leaders in New Delhi blame Pakistan's military for
helping launch the attack, the BBC reported Monday, and are urging
retaliation. A response will likely escalate tension between the
Comment: Kashmir does not make the news as often as other tripwires like North Korea, the South China Sea, or the Persian Gulf, but it remains just as volatile. It's a place where a small spark could lead to war between the two nuclear powered neighbors and the results could be catastrophic.