Press Esc to close
Monday 30 May 2016
News updated at 2:09 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.4°C
Min : 19.9°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Pak army brutally kills two Indian soldiers

Jammu/New Delhi, Jan 8, 2013, DHNS & Agencies:
Pakistani soldiers allegedly came about 100 metres into the Indian territory.

In a ''provocative'' attack, Pakistani regular soldiers crossed into the Indian territory in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir and ambushed a patrol killing two soldiers, one of whom was decapitated.

Sources, however, told Deccan Herald that infiltrators backed by the Pakistani Army were behind the attack.

Condemning the attack, which it called provocative, the government said it will take up the incident with Pakistan. “We expect Islamabad to honour the ceasefire agreement strictly,” the Defence Ministry said in a late night statement.

Army’s Additional Director General (Public Information) Major General S L Narasimhan said Northern Army Commander Lt Gen K T Parnaik visited the scene of action and confirmed that one of the two bodies was mutilated.Other sources said the heads of both soldiers — Lance Naiks, Hemraj and Sudhakar Singh — have been chopped off and one was taken away by Pakistani intruders. Tuesday’s attack took place along the Line of Control in Poonch district when Pakistanis came about 100 metres into the Indian territory and assaulted the patrol party.

Besides killing two, they also injured two other soldiers and took away their weapons and other belongings.Meanwhile,  India on Tuesday asked Pakistan to honour the Line of Control, which has been the most important confidence building measure between the two nations. The brutal killing of two Indian Army soldiers has escalated tension across the LoC, New Delhi reminded Islamabad that the ceasefire along the line was an “important element” of the bilateral CBMs.

“We call upon Pakistani authorities to ensure that the sanctity of the Line of Control is upheld at all times, and to ensure that incidents of unprovoked firing across the LoC do not recur,” the Ministry of External Affairs stated just an hour before the Indian Army confirmed that two of its soldiers were killed by Pakistani Army regulars, who intruded into the Indian side of the LoC.

The MEA’s statement was in reaction to Islamabad’s allegation that Indian Army soldiers had crossed the LoC near Rampur in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday and killed a soldier of Pakistani Army. “We deny that Indian troops had crossed the Line of Control in the Rampur sector, or had violated the ceasefire,” said the MEA spokesman Syed Akbaruddin.
 
His statement came a day after New Delhi’s Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad, Gopal Bagley, was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan government and was given a protest note over purported death of a soldier of Pakistani Army due to firing by Indian troops who allegedly crossed the LoC on Sunday. Islamabad also alleged that Indian Army soldiers had attacked a Pakistani post after crossing the LoC. India, however, alleged that the Pakistani Army troops had commenced unprovoked firing on Indian troops early on Sunday.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrates with VIVO 2016 IPL champiionship Trophy after winning the...

Sunrisers Hyderabad players celebrates with VIVO 2016 IPL champiionship Trophy after winning the...

Sunrisers Hyderabad Ben Cutting (C) celebrates the wicket of Chris Gayle during the IPL 2016...

Sunrisers Hyderabad Ben Cutting (C) celebrates the wicket of Chris Gayle during the IPL 2016...

Royal Challengers Bengaluru player Chris Gayle raises his bat towards crowd against Sunrisers...

Royal Challengers Bengaluru player Chris Gayle raises his bat towards crowd against Sunrisers...

Dharani Selvakumar takes part in senior category, at the All Cargo National surfing event Indian...

Dharani Selvakumar takes part in senior category, at the All Cargo National surfing event Indian...

A large number of cricket fans cheers during the Royal Challengers Bengaluru V/s Sunrisers...

A large number of cricket fans cheers during the Royal Challengers Bengaluru V/s Sunrisers...

A shepherd flocking sheep on the Tosamaidan meadow, in district Budgam of central Kashmir...

A shepherd flocking sheep on the Tosamaidan meadow, in district Budgam of central Kashmir...

Visitors at an Electric Vehicles Expo in Kolkata on Sunday...

Visitors at an Electric Vehicles Expo in Kolkata on Sunday...

Smoke billowing out after a major fire at an AC kit manufacturing facility at Manesar, Gurgaon...

Smoke billowing out after a major fire at an AC kit manufacturing facility at Manesar, Gurgaon...

Girls enjoying in the Arabian sea against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kochi...

Girls enjoying in the Arabian sea against the backdrop of monsoon clouds in Kochi...

A Sikh devotee paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of Guru Gaddi diwas of sixth..

A Sikh devotee paying obeisance at the Golden Temple on the occasion of Guru Gaddi diwas of sixth..

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523