- Kolkata (IANS) - India will
annex the Pakistan-administered Kashmir if a war breaks out, an Indian
minister has said.
- Minister of State for Communications Tapan Sinha told
reporters in Murshidabad district, some 200 km north of here, that an "undeclared
war" was currently raging with Pakistani troops along the border in
Jammu and Kashmir.
- "The Indian military is awaiting the orders for
an assault. But we don't want war," Sikdar said. "However if
there is a war, we will permanently take Pakistan-held Kashmir.
- India and Pakistan are locked in a military standoff
since terrorists said to belong to two Pakistan-based groups attacked the
Indian Parliament last month.
- India controls the southern two third of Kashmir and
Pakistan the northern third. Both countries dispute the ownership of the
picturesque Himalayan state.
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