Pakistan army carried out unprovoked rocket and mortar firing, the Indian army said.

Pakistan army mutilates bodies of 2 Indian soldiers Indian army vows retributionBSF personnel keeping a tight vigil at the International Border; File Photo: PTI
news Army Monday, May 01, 2017 - 16:27

The Pakistan army killed two Indian soldiers in an unprovoked cross-border firing and mutilated their bodies in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian army said on Monday.

According to TV reports, soldiers Paramjeet Singh and Prem Sagar, a JCO and BSF head constable, were killed by the Pakistan army.

The "despicable act" occurred at the Line of Control (LoC) in the Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu region, the Northern Command said, and warned of "appropriate response" to "an unsoldierly act by the Pakistan Army."

A statement released by the Indian Army said, "Pakistan army carried out unprovoked rocket and mortar firing on two forward posts along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector. Simultaneously, a BAT action was launched on a patrol operating in between the two posts. In an unsoldierly act by the Pak Army, the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated. Such despicable act of Pakistan Army will be appropriately responded."

Last year, three Indian soldiers were killed at the LoC and the body of one of them was mutilated allegedly by Pakistani troops.

In January 2013, one Indian soldier's body was mutilated and beheaded and the body of another was also found mutilated during a ceasefire violation in Mendhar Sector by Pakistan, the Indian Army had said.

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