Kashmir update

Following the recent armed contact on the Line of Control dividing Kashmir, I asked the Foreign & Commonwealth Office for an update on its position:

Steve Baker: What reports he has received on the armed contact between India and Pakistan in Kashmir on 6 January 2013?

Mr Swire: We are concerned about the recent incidents on both sides of the Line of Control in Kashmir. There were two incidents on 6 and 8 January involving cross-border incursions on both sides of the Line of Control in Kashmir and another cross-firing incident on 10 January. These have resulted in the loss of life of two soldiers on each side. Officials in New Delhi and Islamabad are in touch with governments in both capitals. We welcome the call for dialogue from both sides in response to these incidents and highlighted the need not to derail the recent positive developments in bilateral relations.

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