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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, January 17, 2013
Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai last week briefed US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell on the January 6 incident in Mendar sector with emphasis on Pakistani troops violating the Line of Control (LoC), killing two Indian troops and mutilating their bodies a few days ago in Jammu and Kashmir.

Official sources said at the same time Vikram Doraiswami, Joint Secretary (America), discussed Pakistan's perfidy on the LOC with US State Department officials, including Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Assistant Secretary of State Robert Blake during a visit to Washington.

While US officials heard the Indian side out, they suggested both India and Pakistan to work towards defusing the situation on the LoC and try to get back to normalizing relations particularly people to people contact soon.