As tensions escalate along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Kashmir and over today’s barbaric incident of violence, which witnessed the mutilation of an Indian Army jawan, allegedly by the Pakistan army, the Pakistan’s Foreign Office, in a statement, rejected media report of mutilation of Indian soldier along the LoC in Macchal.
In another incident of violent attack by official or unofficial organisations from the neighboring country, three army jawans were killed in an infiltration bid, believed to be executed by the Border Action Team of the Pakistan army. Among the three martyred jawans recovered from the LoC in Macchal, the body of one was found in a mutilated state. However, Indian Army spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia didn’t confirm whether the attacks were carrieed out by the Pakistan rangers or terrorists. The army in a statement, released after the attack had said, “retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act.”
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had also tweeted, ” Condemn the cowardly & brutal killing of our soldiers & mutilation of one of them. Salute these brave martyrs for their supreme sacrifice.”
Earlier in the day, the Indian army had neutralized two terrorists in the Bandipur district of the valley, shockingly recovering newly introduced Rs 2,000 notes from them.
The recent example of mutilation of Indian Army soldier was the second in the last three weeks. Last month, terrorists had beheaded 27-year old Indian Army soldier Mandeep Singh Rawat, very much close to the same spot that witnessed fresh violence.