NEW DELHI — Pakistani troops tried to throw the Indian army off the Siachen Glacier in Kashmir last week but were repulsed with heavy losses, India said Wednesday.
In Islamabad, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry accused India of "aggressive movements" in Kashmir, but it gave no information about the reported clash.
Indian defense sources said 150 Pakistanis were killed in battles fought 20,700 feet up in the Karakoram Mountains of northeastern Kashmir. The sources said the three-day clash ending Friday was the worst in three years between India and Pakistan. They have fought three wars since independence in 1947, two over Kashmir.
"It was a serious attempt to dislodge us, and it didn't work," an External Affairs Ministry spokesman said. "The Pakistanis attacked with heavy artillery, multi-barreled rocket launchers and automatic weapons. Their troops assaulted our positions but were repulsed."