Indian army vows revenge for border killings of two soldiers
NEW DELHI - India's army chief has vowed to avenge the death of two soldiers killed along the frontier with Pakistan last week, saying he had instructed his commanders to retaliate at a time and place of their choosing.
General Bikram Singh's comments are the toughest words yet from India which has accused Pakistani troops of crossing over their border in the disputed Kashmir region, and beheading an Indian soldier and killing another in a week of escalating skirmishes.
Pakistan has denied the charge and said two of their soldiers have been killed in Indian firing.
The violence is the worst between the two sides since a ceasefire pact in 2003, raising fears that it could undo the little progress from a sluggish peace process between the nuclear-armed South Asian rivals.