1. After Pakistan armymen mutilate bodies of 2 jawans, Arun Jaitley says India will give ‘befitting reply’ to barbaric act

After Pakistan armymen mutilate bodies of 2 jawans, Arun Jaitley says India will give ‘befitting reply’ to barbaric act

Jaitley said that country has full faith in Army and the Jawans' martyrdom will not go in vain.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 1, 2017 7:16 PM
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Acting Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday condemned mutilation of two jawans and said that the Indian Army will give a befitting response to the ‘act of barbarism’ by Pakistan. Jaitley said that the country has full faith in the Army and the jawans’ martyrdom will not go in vain. “The Act of killing & mutilating the bodies of two of our soldiers is the most reprehensible & barbaric. The sacrifice will not go in vain,” Jaitley said. “We have fullest confidence in our Armed forces who will react appropriately,” he added. “This is a reprehensible and an inhuman act. Such attacks do not take place during war,” he said.

Earlier, Indian Army in a tweet said that Pakistan had mutilated the bodies of two Indian Army jawans and termed Pakistani army’s action as “unsoldierly” and “despicable”. The Indian Army also vowed to take appropriate action against the Pakistani Army.

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Another incident in the region concerned Pakistani terrorists who killed six people, including four police personnel in an attempt to loot the cash van of a bank – this incident was confirmed by Jammu and Kashmir police later.

As per a PTI report, the incident took place around 8.30 am when Pakistan fired rockets at a forward defence location (FDL) post of the BSF along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch. “At about 0830 hours, there was heavy firing from Pakistani (army) posts at BSF posts along the LoC in Krishnagati sector of Poonch district with rockets and automatic weapons,” a senior BSF officer told the agency. An Indian army JCO and a BSF head constable were killed in the incident.

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