Originally Posted by Fusion
The firing incidents along the LOC arenít tied to official directives from the respective governments though. These are soldiers in close proximity of the enemy acting on real or perceived threats. I doubt that a General or a Prime Minister phones in to the LOC and says ďletís fire a few rounds today for funĒ. When you have a highly militarized border between sides that have fought wars, nerves are often strained and soldiers unfortunately do open fire. Iím not saying that a Pak or Indian army command would not direct its soldiers to fire, Iím just saying itís far from certainty.
Yeah, that's fair enough but i see those type of incidents to only be a aberration not a norm, in terms of firing that happens.
Anyways, just firing isn't the issue here. That shamefully happens almost semi-regularly and the blame game goes on, but allegedly coming over and mutilating and beheading bodies is what has provoked a emotional response.
This is similar to Ilyas Kashmiri issue of 2000 as well where he took head of a Indian soldier and presented it to Musharraf to be then reportedly rewarded 1 lakh. He was member of the same SSG and then became a Al Qaeda terrorist later, before being killed by Americans -
UNMOGIP is the most logical choice to investigate the incident as they are supposed to be the neutral observers of both sides at the LOC. Nevertheless, I would expect Pakistan would agree to any other international body as well.
India can't accept UNMOGIP, as the stated position is that Kashmir is a Bilateral issue after the Shimla agreement. The fear their will be that Pakistan through this issue will try and make Kashmir a International issue again.
A international commission with a specified and outlined objective of just investigating these incidents and nothing else will possibly be a demand India will make. Dunno, what Paksitan's response will be.