Tamil Diplomat

India celebrates ‘victory’ in 1965 war with Pakistan

President Pranab Mukherjee laid a wreath at the martyr’s memorial at Delhi’s India Gate monument on Friday.

Meanwhile, eight civilians have been reportedly killed as India and Pakistan exchanged fire in the Kashmir region.

Kashmir, claimed by both countries in its entirety, has been a flashpoint for more than 60 years.

Major Waheed Bukhari, a spokesman for Pakistani Rangers, told Reuters news agency that five civilians had been killed and 48 others treated for injuries after firing from the Indian side in the Sialkot area.