NID: INDA-PAKISTAN: BORDER CLASH ERUPTS

Created: 6/28/1984

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INDIA-PAKISTAN: Sordor Clash Erupts

Indian and Pakistani torces recentlyhe remote and rugged

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pM tha Indian Ministry ot Defense. EacrrsioecTaTnisTonavo ini'iciea rtfavy casualties. The long-dcrmant New Delhi-Islamabad "hotline'* has toenn atterr.c! to easeltj

Commenl; Border incidents between the two countries are frequent but usually occur farther to lhe south and at lower altitudes. Indian forces apparently moved Into the disputed area oariler this year and may Intend to remain. Their action, together wtth the scheduled publication this week of an Indian Government "while pacer" thai C'-oces Pakistan helped Sikh extremists in Punjab, couldaieral efforts by miliary officers to ease tensions along the border and co-id also slow negotiations tor tha normalization of relations.

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