Monday, October 10, 2005

Pakistani and Indian troops cooperate in rescue mission

Indian and Pakistani soldiers on either side of the Kashmir border have been co-operating in an effort to get medical help to those worst affected by the earthquake.

An Indian senior officer supervising Uri's field hospital said: "We have spoken to a number of [Pakistani] officers across the border by radio a number of times today and we are in regular communication. The communication is specifically regarding the increased helicopter traffic along the line of control. We are also sharing intelligence about how best to get to the victims."

He added that this type of communication had not happened before. "In my time here, it is unprecedented that such levels of communication have taken placed across the lines. The most important thing is we get to the victims and forget about the fighting."

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