The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant group claimed responsibility for last Thursday's attack on a security convoy, but the Pakistani government has denied any link to the blast, which has ramped up tension between the nuclear-armed rivals.
An Indian Army soldier carries a rocket launcher near the site of a gun battle between suspected militants and Indian security forces in Pulwama, February 18, 2019. "It would be wonderful if they (India and Pakistan) get along", Trump said in response to a question.
The identity of the rebels was not revealed but local media reports said one of those killed was Abdul Rashid Gazi, a Pakistani national whose role in Thursday's attack was being probed by Indian investigators.
Kashmir has been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan since independence.
Jammu and Kashmir, a former princely state on the border between India and Pakistan, has been in dispute since the partition of India in 1947.
India has said it has "incontrovertible evidence" of Pakistani involvement in the attack - the worst in more than two decades.
India's top military commander in the region said Pakistan's main spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, was involved in the attack.More news: READ: Lawsuit challenging Trump's national emergency at southern border
"I don't care about losing points as the Indian team is powerful enough to win the World Cup without playing Pakistan", Singh told the Aaj Tak Hindi news channel late on Monday.
The last time an attack on Indian forces close to this magnitude occurred in Kashmir was in 2016, when 19 soldiers were killed at a base.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, facing an election that must be held by May, is under domestic pressure for decisive action against Pakistan.
The FO reiterated Pakistan's demand from the Indian government for a comprehensive, immediate investigation of the serious breach of security, foolproof measures for safety and security of Pakistan House, high commission and its officers/officials and their families, and assurances that such incidents will not recur.
Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan said an Indian attack on his country would undermine the Afghan peace effort.
India withdrew trade privileges offered to Pakistan after the bomb attack and has warned of further action. More people in Indian-administered Kashmir are resentful of Indian attempts to control and direct their energies. "What will we gain by destabilising our region", he said. "If anyone is acting from Pakistani soil, they are harming us".
"If you (Indian govt) thinks you will attack us and we will not think of retaliating, we will retaliate".
His statement is being interpreted as a strong message to China which has time and again blocked listing of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN Secretary Council to save its all-weather friend Pakistan from global embarrassment.