Even as Pakistan continues to remain in denial over the involvement of its men in the beheading of two Indian soldiers in Krishna Ghati sector of Kashmir along the LOC, India has the proof that members of Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) walked across the border after killing and mutilating bodies of Indian soldiers, according to Gopal Baglay, spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs.
Two days after the barbaric attack by Pakistani forces in Kashmir, India today summoned Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit. The Government of India asked Pakistan to take immediate action against its soldiers and commanders responsible for this heinous act. Basit was called in by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to convey India’s strong views on the incident, the external affairs ministry said.
Indian told Basit, “It was significant that the attack was preceded by covering fire from Pakistani posts in Battal sector (in the vicinity of village Battal).
“Blood Samples of Indian soldiers that have been collected and the trail of blood on Roza Nala clearly shows that the killers returned across the Line of Control.”
On Tuesday, Basit had evaded questions on the mutilation of Indian soldiers by Pakistan. Pakistan Army has also denied its involvement in the mutilation of the bodies of Indian soldiers.
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India’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen A K Bhatt had conveyed to his Pakistan counterpart on Tuesday that such a dastardly and inhuman act was beyond any norms of civility and merits unequivocal condemnation and response.
Two Indian soldiers — Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh and BSF Head Constable Prem Singh– were slain by Pakistan Border Action Team (BAT) by sneaking 250 metres into Indian territory in Poonch of Jammu and Kashmir on May 1.
Instead of taking responsibility of the grave act committed by its soldiers, Pakistan on Tuesday warned India against any “misadventure” after the Indian army cautioned Islamabad that it would have to face the consequences of mutilating bodies of two Indian soldiers.
The Pakistan army’s remarks came during a hotline contact between the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of Pakistan and India this morning to defuse the tension. “Any misadventure shall be appropriately responded at a place and time of own choosing,” according to a statement issued by Pakistani army.
India had warned Pakistan of an “unequivocal response” to the beheading of its two soldiers on the Indian side of the Line of Control, a
charge rejected by Islamabad which sought “actionable evidence” from New Delhi to back its claim. As the families of slain Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh and BSF Head Constable Prem Singh bid a tearful farewell to them, anguish and indignation prevailed across the country, plunging the relations between the two nations to a new low and reviving calls for a “befitting reply”.
(With inputs from PTI)