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India-Pakistan: Tensions at the border (PHOTOS)
Friday, January 11th, 2013

Tensions along the India-Pakistan border have been rising this week, with Pakistan calling for an investigation into repeated violations by Indian soldiers on Friday.

Pakistan's Foreign Office called on high commissioner of India, Sharat Sabharwal, to protest the killing of one of its soldiers, CNN reported.

The border between the rival countries, known as the Line of Control (LoC), has been a historical flashpoint.

Earlier this month, Pakistani troops accused Indian forces of killing one of their soldiers. Two days later, India claimed that Pakistani forces had killed and mutilated two Indian soldiers.

Pakistani officials called for an investigation into the incidents, alleging that India's accusations were propaganda.

Despite the current ceasefire, in effect since 2003, the unfriendly neighbors have seen such violations repeatedly.

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An Indian Border Security Force soldier keeps watch at an outpost along the India-Pakistan border in Suchit-Garh.

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Indian farmers warm themselves around a fire during a dense fog along the India-Pakistan border in Suchit-Garh, 36 kms southwest of Jammu on January 10, 2013. The beheading of an Indian soldier may have sparked a war of words between Delhi and Islamabad but the two nuclear rivals are both determined to prevent it from wrecking a fragile peace process. Two Indian soldiers died after a firefight erupted in disputed Kashmir on Tuesday as a patrol moving in fog discovered Pakistani troops about 500 metres (yards) inside Indian territory, according to the Indian army.

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Indian soldiers ride in a military truck as they move towards a camp in Jammu on January 10, 2013. The beheading of an Indian soldier may have sparked a war of words between Delhi and Islamabad but the two nuclear rivals are both determined to prevent it from wrecking a fragile peace process. Two Indian soldiers died after a firefight erupted in disputed Kashmir on Tuesday as a patrol moving in fog discovered Pakistani troops about 500 metres (yards) inside Indian territory, according to the Indian army.

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A Pakistani Kashmiri prays towards Mecca on a roadside which leads to the town of Titrinot, some 30 kilometers north of Battal sector close of Pakistan-India border, on January 10, 2013. Pakistan on January 10 accused Indian troops of opening fire and killing a Pakistani soldier, the third deadly cross-border incident in days that threatens to escalate tensions in Kashmir. The Pakistan military said the incident happened in the Battal area of the disputed Himalayan region, where a ceasefire has held on heavily militarised Line of Control since 2003, despite violations on both sides.

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Pakistani soldiers carry the coffin of their fallen comrade Havildar (Sargeant) Mohyuddin, who was allegedly shot by Indian troops at the Hotspring sector in Battal in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, during his funeral in Jhelum some 100 kms of Islamabad on January 11, 2013. Pakistan said one of its soldiers was killed January 10 by "unprovoked" Indian firing across their tense border in Kashmir, the third deadly incident reported in five days in the disputed region.

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Pakistani military officials prepare to perform funeral prayers for their fallen comrade Havildar (Sargeant) Mohyuddin, who was allegedly shot by Indian troops at the Hotspring sector in Battal in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, during his funeral in Jhelum some 100 kms of Islamabad on January 11, 2013. Pakistan said one of its soldiers was killed January 10 by "unprovoked" Indian firing across their tense border in Kashmir, the third deadly incident reported in five days in the disputed region.

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Pakistani military officials gather as they take a last glimpse of their fallen comrade Havildar (Sargeant) Mohyuddin, who was allegedly shot by Indian troops at the Hotspring sector in Battal in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, during his funeral in Jhelum some 100 kms of Islamabad on January 11, 2013. Pakistan said one of its soldiers was killed January 10 by "unprovoked" Indian firing across their tense border in Kashmir, the third deadly incident reported in five days in the disputed region.

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Pakistani military officials perform funeral prayers for their fallen comrade Havildar (Sargeant) Mohyuddin, who was allegedly shot by Indian troops at the Hotspring sector in Battal in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, during his funeral in Jhelum some 100 kms of Islamabad on January 11, 2013. Pakistan said one of its soldiers was killed January 10 by "unprovoked" Indian firing across their tense border in Kashmir, the third deadly incident reported in five days in the disputed region.

(FAROOQ NAEEM - AFP/Getty Images)
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A Pakistani soldier keeps watch from a minaret during funeral prayers for fallen comrade Havildar (Sargeant) Mohyuddin, who was allegedly shot by Indian troops at the Hotspring sector in Battal in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, in Jhelum some 100 kms of Islamabad on January 11, 2013. Pakistan said one of its soldiers was killed January 10 by "unprovoked" Indian firing across their tense border in Kashmir, the third deadly incident reported in five days in the disputed region.

(FAROOQ NAEEM - AFP/Getty Images)
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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrols along the border fence at an outpost along the India-Pakistan border in Suchit-Garh, 36 kms southwest of Jammu on January 11, 2013. Pakistan summoned the Indian ambassador to protest against "unacceptable and unprovoked" attacks by the Indian army that killed two Pakistani soldiers in five days in Kashmir.

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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol along the border fence at an outpost along the India-Pakistan border in Suchit-Garh, 36 kms southwest of Jammu on January 11, 2013. Pakistan summoned the Indian ambassador to protest against "unacceptable and unprovoked" attacks by the Indian army that killed two Pakistani soldiers in five days in Kashmir.

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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol along the border fence at an outpost along the India-Pakistan border in Suchit-Garh, 36 kms southwest of Jammu on January 11, 2013. Pakistan summoned the Indian ambassador to protest against "unacceptable and unprovoked" attacks by the Indian army that killed two Pakistani soldiers in five days in Kashmir.

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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrols along the border fence at an outpost along the India-Pakistan border in Suchit-Garh, 36 kms southwest of Jammu on January 11, 2013. Pakistan summoned the Indian ambassador to protest against "unacceptable and unprovoked" attacks by the Indian army that killed two Pakistani soldiers in five days in Kashmir.

(TAUSEEF MUSTAFA - AFP/Getty Images)
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