India says Pakistan pushing fighters into Kashmir before 2014

The Muslim Issue

Source: Reuters – Tue, 8 Oct 2013 10:45 AM

Author: Reuters
Indian army soldier stands behind a display of seized arms and ammunition at a garrison in Srinagar, Indian-administered Kashmir, October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

* Top officer says Pakistan army backing Kashmir incursions

* Biggest incursion in years as ceasefire frays

* Tensions building up ahead of Afghan withdrawal

* Pakistan says talks necessary to defuse tensions

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India, Oct 8 (Reuters) – India’s army said on Tuesday that Pakistani troops had helped a group of 30 to 40 insurgents stage the biggest incursion in Kashmir in years, linking it to a plan to push fighters into the region as foreign forces withdraw from neighbouring Afghanistan.

Army chief General Bikram Singh’s remarks were the first direct allegation against Pakistan since the heavily-armed fighters crossed the Line of Control in Kashmir last month in a setback for a government…

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