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LoC killings: Govt should harden its stand, says former Army chief Gen VK Singh

PTI  Nagpur, January 12, 2013
First Published: 13:50 IST(12/1/2013) | Last Updated: 13:51 IST(12/1/2013)

Condemning the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani forces along the Line of Control, former Army chief General VK Singh on Saturday said here that the government should harden its stand on the issue, as it was a clear violation of the Geneva Convention.

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"The government should harden its stand on the hostility shown by Pakistani forces which claimed lives of two jawans. The killing was against humanity and indeed a violation of our Geneva convention (which lays down how captured soldiers should be treated)," Gen Singh who arrived from Delhi on his way to Multai in Madhya Pradesh, told reporters in Nagpur on Saturday.


The public anger and protests all over the country against the killing of our jawans is justified, he said.

Amid increased tension along the LoC after three days of exchange of fire, defence minister AK Antony had on Friday said there were enough troops in J&K and the government was taking all steps to protect the interest of the country.

On Tuesday, Pakistani soldiers crossed into the Indian territory in Poonch sector and ambushed an Indian patrol killing two soldiers, one of whom was decapitated.

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