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Intense Shelling between India-Pakistan

Posted May. 25, 2002 09:04,   


Amid India-Pakistan conflict surrounding dominium of Kashmir, which is intensifying, effort for arbitration by International society is in full-scale in order to stop the worst case.

EU foreign policy executive member, Chris Patton, who started his visit of South Asia, met Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and listened to his stance and discussed measures for solving out tension.

U.N Secretary General, Kofi Annan urged solution of conflict by political way through declaration on 23rd, and the U.S State Secretary Colin Powell also pressed control by calling President Musharraf two times.

The U.S. government is scheduled to send vice-minister of State, Richard Armitage on 4th June to have conference with both the leaders.

The U.K. Foreign Minister, Jack Stro said in a BBC radio conference on 23rd, “there is big possibility for ignition (nuclear war) ”.

The Indian Army stated that India and Pakistan has been severely shelling each other for 8 days at Kashmir (LOC), on 24th.

Damage of both the nations hasn`t been ascertained yet.

Also, Indian police stated that two people besides Indian soldier were killed and 10 injured due to attack by Pakistan in Gatua, 80 km away from Jammu, which is main city in winters of Kashmir.

India increased Air-Force and ground troops at Line of Control.

Pakistan also requested U.N to re-arrange troops like 4,000 troops who were sent to Sierra Leone returned to the nation, on the other hand, it rushed headlong towards war such as instructing 10,856 doctors to stand for emergency and arranging 750 ambulances as well as 9,904 sickbeds in national hospital.

Sung-Kyu Kim kimsk@donga.com