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Subject: Indian troops cross LoC, repair Pak bunker
counterstrike    10/12/2005 11:05:49 PM
Indian troops cross LoC, repair Pak bunker http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=56467 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Press Trust of India Posted online: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 2149 hours IST Updated: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 2151 hours IST Srinagar, October 12: In the first incident of its kind, Indian army on Wednesday crossed the Line of Control near Amman Setu to help reconstruct a bunker of Pakistani soldiers at their request, Defence sources said. Advertisement Pakistani soldiers guarding the Amman Setu (Peace Bridge) on PoK side sought help of their Indian counterparts to reconstruct their bunker which was damaged by the massive earthquake on Saturday, they said. The Indian soldiers crossed the LoC, helped the Pakistanis to reconstruct their bunker and then returned to their positions, they said. The Pakistani request came in view of forecast of heavy snowfall in the region, the sources said adding they wanted to construct shelter in the shortest possible time. Amman Setu connects Jammu and Kashmir and PoK and is used by passengers of Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus to cross LoC. The bridge was damaged and the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road rendered unmotorable at many places by the 7.4 magnitude quake.
 
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coolboyjay    RE:Indian troops cross LoC, repair Pak bunker   10/13/2005 3:33:58 AM
Hmm.. nice article.. Must be a blow to the self esteem of the pakistanis huh? Someone was saying that pakistani military is ranked higher than the indian one???
 
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papareezoo    RE:Indian troops cross LoC, repair Pak bunker   10/13/2005 11:39:41 PM
The above-mentioned statement is false....denied by the Director General ISPR, Maj.Gen Shaukat Sultan.
 
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counterstrike    RE:Indian troops cross LoC, repair Pak bunker   10/14/2005 1:12:38 AM
http://www.hindu.com/2005/10/14/stories/2005101411630100.htm ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Pakistan denies reports of Indian soldiers crossing LoC B. Muralidhar Reddy "Our fighting bunkers are intact because their construction is very robust" RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Thursday denied reports that Indian soldiers crossed the Line of Control to help to repair one of its army bunkers in the wake of the October 8 earthquake. The media reports "are fabricated, baseless and untrue," Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations Shaukat Sultan said. There is "no question" of such a possibility. "Our fighting bunkers are completely intact because their construction is very robust." Maj. Gen. Sultan also refuted media reports expressing concern over the safety of Pakistan's nuclear installations. They were robust and shockproof. An earthquake or even a direct bomb attack cannot cause them any harm. "Such reports are being spread by those who don't have any knowledge about such matters." Commenting on the issue, a diplomat said: "I fail to understand why the Indian side should publicise it even if its soldiers responded to distress calls from the Pakistani side. Obviously, the Pakistanis cannot be expected to confirm such reports even if they were true, particularly when the matter involves their troops. This kind of scoring a point in such a situation is meaningless." Meanwhile, the official death toll in the earthquake has risen to more than 25,000. The number of injured was put at 63,000. Islamabad, Peshawar, Abbotabad, Lahore, Malikwal, Gujaranwala, Swat and Mansehra were jolted by fresh aftershocks, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, in the early hours of Thursday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicentre was in the northern areas, about 135 km from Islamabad. The Pakistan Met office said the jolts were "normal" and there was no cause for concern. Relief efforts inadequate As aid workers from various parts of the world moved to the interior areas, the inadequacy of the relief efforts was exposed. "The scale of destruction was dumbfounding," said UNHCR Assistant Representative in Pakistan Indrika Ratwatte. "There were 100-200 people waiting in the landing area in the village of Uri. This was the first time they'd seen any assistance. So, naturally they ran for food. And once that was gone, they rushed to move the injured onto the helicopter." yes it seems to be false after all.
 
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Root Locus    RE:Indian troops cross LoC, repair Pak bunker   10/14/2005 8:31:24 AM
*/the mexican army send aid to USA after hurricane katrina, does this mean the mexican army is stronger than the US army? get your facts straight /* Dude,how can we get our facts right when u are comparing the Indian army with the mexican army and the pakistani army with ..well...errr..with the american army?! RL
 
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S-2    RE:Indian troops cross LoC, repair Pak bunker   10/14/2005 1:18:10 PM
Big deal. Let's say it's true. Things happen in 7.6 earthquakes, as you know. Including military bunkers. It sounds as though those guys on both sides of the fence realize that until they begin a new round of shooting, their biggest enemy is a Himalayan winter. Live and let live.
 
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coolboyjay    RE:Indian troops cross LoC, repair Pak bunker   10/15/2005 5:26:59 AM
LIVE AND LET LIVE???? omigosh!! How about practising this by not supporting terrorism in Kashmir???
 
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S-2    RE:Indian troops cross LoC, repair Pak bunker/Coolboyjay   10/15/2005 1:38:20 PM
I'm an American and don't really have a dog in this fight. However, coolboyjay, you appear to be Indian and may be in the wrong forum. Glad to hear your bunkers are doing well. A bunker collapsed on the Paki side and some Indian troops were kind enough to help. Nothing else need be said.
 
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