Ceasefire Violation By Pakistan: India Retaliates

03 May 2017, 12:25 | Myrtle Hill

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Earlier today, the Pakistan military denied any cross Line of Control movement by its troops and mutilation of Indian soldiers' bodies. "The Pakistani DGMO was also apprised that while undertaking this dastardly act, full fire support was provided by Pakistani Army Post located in vicinity of the incident site", the Indian Army said in the statement. Such attacks do not take place during war, ” he said.

Interestingly, in January 2013, India had made a similar allegation that Pakistani troops had killed and mutilated two Indian soldiers in Mendhar sector, but investigations by Pakistan Army had found no evidence of the deaths.

The dead were identified as Naik Subedar Paramjit Singh of 22 Sikh Regiment and head constable Prem Sagar of BSF's 200 Battalion.

Another guard from India's Border Security Force was injured in the initial firing from Pakistan, Joshi said.

The army issued a statement saying that the bodies of an army soldier and a Border Security Forces head constable were mutilated, however, a senior army officer told PTI that they were beheaded.

"It was a pre-planned operation of the Pakistan Army".

It said was "a highly professional force and shall never disrespect a soldier even Indian".

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An patrol was taken by surprise by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) that had laid an ambush over 250 metres deep inside the Indian territory. Destroying two posts was to send a message that no action will go unpunished.

A local commanders' level hotline contact was established at Rawalakot- Poonch sector on the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday (May 1) night between the army authorities of Pakistan and India. "I want the government to take serious steps instead of merely condemning it", she added.

In November 2016 also, the Pakistani Army was accused of mutilating the body of one of the three soldiers after they were killed in Macheal sector along the LoC in Kupwara district and had vowed "heavy retribution" for the "cowardly act".

"Allegations of mutilation are an Indian attempt to divert the attention of the world from the situation within the [India-held Kashmir] valley", the Pak DGMO told his Indian counterpart, according to the ISPR.

Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, by engaging in such action, Pakistan was scripting its own destruction.

The Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire in various sectors along the LoC in Poonch on April 3, 4, 5, 8, 17 and 19.

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