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India Says It Launched Strikes in Pakistan-Controlled Kashmir

It was not immediately clear whether they involved any incursion by Indian troops across the Line of Control that runs through disputed Kashmir



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    Indian Border Security Force soldiers patrol the India-Pakistan border area at Ranbir Singh Pura, about 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Jammu, India, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

    India said Thursday it has launched "surgical strikes" in Pakistan on suspected militants they thought were preparing to infiltrate the country from Pakistan-ruled Kashmir, NBC News reported.

    The move raised raising tensions between India and Pakistan, both nuclear-armed countries that have clashed over ownership over the Kashmir region in the Himalayas.

    They have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947, two of them over Kashmir.

    The Indian action represents a departure from a traditional policy of strategic restraint in the face of what New Delhi sees as cross-border terrorist acts that it believes are sponsored by the Pakistani state.