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India backs off major retaliation over Kashmir raid for now

A candlelight vigil was held in Jammu for the victims of the Uri attack

By: Eastern Eye Staff

For all the shrill rhetoric immediately following Sunday’s (September 18) attack on an Indian army camp in Kashmir, which New Delhi blamed on Pakistan, the threat of a sudden escalation in hostilities between the nuclear-armed rivals has receded for now. Two days after 18 Indian soldiers were killed, in the biggest blow to security forces in the disputed Himalayan region for 14 years, some officials called for a measured response and plotted a diplomatic offensive to increase pressure on Pakistan. Military action was limited to skirmishes near the Line of Control (LoC) separating the countries in Kashmir, with Indian troops…

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