The latest skirmishes between India and China in Kashmir and the Pakistani province of Baluchistan have escalated into a full-blown conflict, with both sides accusing the other of violating the ceasefire and launching air attacks.
In an article published by the Chinese newspaper, The China Daily, the two countries have escalated their feud in the past week.
India has launched air raids in Baluch, where thousands of ethnic Chinese, primarily from the northern region of Jammu and Kashmir, are trapped in a standoff with Pakistan.
According to Chinese state media, at least six civilians have been killed in air strikes in Balochistan in recent weeks.
The Baluchis have claimed that Pakistani troops fired on their homes in response to air strikes.
In a statement on its website, China Daily said that India’s actions are illegal and dangerous, and that India should respect the ceasefire.
The paper called on India to immediately stop all air strikes, and warned Pakistan that it will face severe consequences for its illegal actions.
Pakistan has not responded to the Chinese allegations.
India has repeatedly said that it respects the ceasefire agreement and is committed to a political solution in Kashmir.
However, it has refused to release Baluchi separatist leader Maulana Fazlullah from jail in the face of an international demand to extradite him from Pakistan.
The international community, including the United States, has demanded Pakistan release Fazilullah and he has been held in Pakistani custody since his capture in March 2016.
India and Pakistan have been at odds over Kashmir for years, with the two nations regularly waging war in the region.
The conflict erupted following the killing of 18-year-old Kashmiri separatist Burhan Wani in the Indian-administered tribal region of Srinagar.
Wani’s death and the subsequent unrest that followed has led to a bloody and violent period in the disputed region.
India accuses Pakistan of supporting the militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which is responsible for a series of terrorist attacks in India.
Pakistani officials have said that Pakistani forces have targeted Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir, and have killed several Indian soldiers.
In November, Pakistan’s foreign ministry said that Islamabad had conducted air strikes against Indian positions in Balachistan, the most volatile region in the Baloch region, and accused Indian troops of firing on Pakistani positions.