Fighting between India and Pakistan is escalating into a major war. One of the early?
Fighting between India and Pakistan is escalating into a major war. One of the early results of the outbreak of hostilities was the destruction of a village on the Indian side of the cease-fire line.
The Indians claimed the Pakistanis used U.S. -made Patton tanks, artillery and Sabrejets in their attack on Jaurion. They said the first attack from the air hit the Muslim mosque where two people were praying. Both were killed.
The Indians claim 29 persons were killed and 21 wounded. The village had to be completely evacuated. The refugees carried as much of their belongings as they could.
India is claiming U.S. - built equipment makes the Pakistani drive possible. And they displayed a U.S. rocket dropped by one of the planes that attacked Jaurion.
As the refugees moved out, Indian soldiers took up positions outside the village to meet the advance of Pakistani troops. The village is only 27 miles from Kashmir's winter capital of Jammu.