In New Delhi, they say that highly trained Indian soldiers slipped across the de facto border and into Pakistani-controlled Kashmir in a daring nighttime raid, killing anti-India militants preparing to launch attacks.
In Islamabad, they say only one Indian soldier made it across the border — and he was captured — withPakistaniforces easily driving back the other Indians, who retreated as soon as they encountered resistance.
said Thursday it carried out "surgical strikes" against militants
across the highly militarized frontier that divides the Kashmir region
between India and Pakistan, in an exchange that escalated tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
Pakistandismissed the reports that India's military had targeted "terrorist launch pads" inside the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir. Islamabad said instead that two of its soldiers were killed in "unprovoked" firing by India across the border.