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Jan 15, 2013 at 10:21pm IST

Ceasefire violation: Pak reiterates demand for UN-led probe, says peace process important

Islamabad: Pakistan on Tuesday reiterated its demand for a United Nations-led probe into the issue of ceasefire violations and killings of soldiers at the Line of Control (LoC), even as India talked tough on the issue.

The neighbour, however, said that it was committed to resolve the Line of Control issue under agreed mechanism, adding that the peace process between India and Pakistan was very important.

This came hours after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid talked tough on the issue, warning Pakistan that it could not be business as usual.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh broke his silence on Tuesday saying that after the "barbaric act", there cannot be "business as usual" with the neighbouring country.

Speaking on the occasion of the 65th Army Day, the Prime Minister said that those responsible for killing and mutilating Indian soldiers should be brought to book. "What happened at the Line of Control is unacceptable," said Singh.