NEWS | Pakistan Army's BAT Mutilates Bodies of 2 Indian Soldiers near LoC, Indian Army Retaliates

NEWS | Pakistan Army's BAT Mutilates Bodies of 2 Indian Soldiers near LoC, Indian Army Retaliates

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Image Attribute: File photo of Indian Army soldiers participating in a counter-terror operation in Kashmir / Source: ANI

Image Attribute: File photo of Indian Army soldiers participating in a counter-terror operation in Kashmir / Source: ANI

India has accused Pakistan Army's Border Action Team (BAT) of killing and then mutilating the bodies of two of its soldiers in the disputed State of Kashmir.

According to the reports, The BAT beheaded head constable Prem Sagar of the India's Border Security Force (BSF)’s 200th Battalion and Naik Subedar, Paramjeet Singh of 22 Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army, causing widespread anger. BATs are generally used by Pakistani military for raids across the LoC. Pakistan’s elite Special Services Group forms the core of BATs but terrorists too are known to join them.

The Indian armed forces also said in a May 1 statement that Pakistani forces fired rockets and mortars along the highly militarized de facto border - Line of Control (LoC), that divides Kashmir between the nuclear-armed archrivals.

The Indian Army vowed that the "despicable act" by Pakistani soldiers would be "appropriately responded [to]."

Others have pointed out that Prime Minister Modi was yet to appoint a full-time defense minister after Manohar Parrikar left the post to become the chief minister of the coastal state of Goa.

India's finance minister Arun Jaitley, who is also in charge of the defense ministry, said the incident was "reprehensible and inhuman".

"Such acts are unheard of even during wars and definitely never in peace time," he said in a statement broadcast on Indian television.

"The entire country has full faith in the army that they will give the appropriate response."

The Pakistani DGMO denied the mutilation of the bodies of Indian soldiers, and said there were no ceasefire violations and that Pakistanis troops had not crossed the LoC, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.

The Pakistani DGMO also said the Pakistan Army is a “professional military outfit and upholds the highest standards of conduct”. He claimed the allegations of mutilation were “an Indian attempt to divert the attention of the world from the situation” in the Kashmir Valley.

The Pakistani general also said, “any misadventure shall be appropriately responded at a place and time of own choosing”.

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in 1947. Both claim the disputed Himalayan territory in its entirety and have fought two wars, specifically over it.

More than 65,000 people have been killed in the terrorism-induced Indian state since 1989.

On-going Developments:


According to the latest reports, last night, India launched a retaliatory attack, destroying two Pakistani bunkers across the LoC. The BSF destroyed two Pakistani posts across the LoC, located in Pimple and Kirpan. The two posts were used by Pakistan Army’s 647 Mujahid Battalion to launch cross-border firing at 8:25 AM.

Based on reporting by Hindustan Times, PTI, ISPR, and PTI 
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