June 1999 News

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Pakistan admits its troops are fighting in Kargil-Drass

17 June 1999
LA Times

LOS ANGELES, June 17: Pakistan has admitted that its troops are fighting Indian soldiers in the Kargil-Drass sector, a media report said here today.

Pakistani Army spokesman Brigadier Rashid Qureshi told the Los Angeles Times in an interview that Islamabad’s soldiers were fighting Indian soldiers in Kashmir — in what the paper said was the first public admission that Pakistani soldiers were actively involved in the fight in the region.

Qureshi, however, claimed that Pakistani troops had not crossed into Indian territory. (AFP)

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