WASHINGTON — India and Pakistan sparred over Kashmir, a contested territory, yet again. Some fear it could lead a nuclear war.
Reuters reported that India accused its rival Pakistan of helping insurgents cross into Kashmir to fight Indian troops, one of the first instances of importing foreign fighters to fight India.
India claimed Pakistani troops allowed 30-40 insurgents to set up shop in Kashmir while foreign troops withdraw from neighboring Afghanistan. An Indian army chief lobbied the accusations this past week.
General Bikram Singh said, “With the eyeball-to-eyeball deployment along the Line of Control, it is well-nigh impossible for the terrorists to do any activity without the knowledge of the Pakistani army”.
Apparently, these insurgents crossed the Line of Control in Kashmir with Pakistani army permission of sorts.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars since it was split after independence from Great Britain in 1947. Two of the wars were fought over Kashmir and have been at peace since a 2003 ceasefire.