As the American media warn that the Kashmir dispute could lead to a nuclear conflict in South Asia, a senior USA general says terrorists continue to stoke tensions between India and Pakistan.
The NYT said the the U.S. "could help India strengthen its counterterrorism capabilities to prevent future attacks and it could encourage India to modify its approach to those opposing its rule in Kashmir, which the United Nations and other groups say involves widespread human rights abuses". National TV channels were showing that 300 to 350 people were killed, but global media is reporting that no such thing happened, that the bomb missed its target and no one died!
The US-based daily, "The New York Times" says though tensions have cooled down between India and Pakistan but the two countries face unpredictable consequences as long as they refuse to deal with Kashmir issue.
Following that, Pakistan launched a crackdown against terror groups earlier this week and arrested the brother and son of JeM Masood Azhar along with 42 others affiliated with the banned terror groups.
An Indian Air Force MiG-21 Bison, piloted by Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, shot down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 fighter aircraft and there were eyewitness accounts and electronic evidence for it, said Kumar.
Another resident, Rubina Bibi, 32, said she wants peace "so that we can live without leaving our own villages" in Kashmir.
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The new violence flared up at several places along the Line of Control that divides the Himalayan territory of Kashmir between India and Pakistan.
Forty Central Reserve Police Force personnel were killed when a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suicide bomber rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
"The United States notes these steps", said Robert Palladino, the U.S. state department spokesperson, on Thursday about the ongoing crackdown in Pakistan.
"Initial inputs indicate the likely cause of accident as bird hit after take off", the Indian Air Force said in a statement.
The high tensions last week displaced hundreds of villagers on both sides.
Pointing about a tweet by a Pakistan Army spokesperson about the air strike, Modi said: "Is Pakistan stupid to do this (tweet)?"
But Pakistan has rarely followed through on such promises, the paper said. He was released on March 1 as a "peace gesture" by Pakistan.
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