Active participation of Pakistani Army in killings and mutilation: Government

CCS meets, Jaitley says ‘trust Army’; Rajnath meets NSA, intelligence chiefs

Written by Anand Mishra , Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Published:May 4, 2017 5:01 am
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Hours after the Pakistan High Commissioner was summoned over the killing of two Indian soldiers and the mutilation of their bodies by a Pakistan border action team that crossed the Line of Control Monday in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Wednesday accused the Pakistan Army of “active participation” and “actual indulgence” in the “barbaric” act. Emerging from a meeting of the Union Cabinet, Jaitley dismissed Islamabad’s denial of any role in the incident, saying it had “no credibility”. “The fact is that cover firing was provided, those who carried out the act were helped to escape. On such a heavily guarded border, where posts are within few metres of each other, this cannot happen without the protection or the participation or the actual indulgence of the (Pakistan) Army itself,” he said.

Asked about the options before the government, Jaitley, who is a member of the Cabinet Committee on Security that also met Wednesday, said: “Aap apni fauj par bharosa rakhiye (trust your Army)… We do not discuss the CCS meeting with the media.” Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who met J&K Governor N N Vohra a day earlier, also held talks Wednesday with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Intelligence Bureau chief Rajiv Jain, Research & Analysis Wing chief Anil Dhasmana and Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. Earlier in the day, Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit was summoned by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar who told him that Islamabad must act against Pakistan Army soldiers and commanders responsible for the “barbaric act of mutilation”.

This the first time, in recent months, that the Ministry of External Affairs has directly blamed the Pakistan Army for the killing and mutilation of bodies of Indian soldiers. Jaishankar told Basit that “blood samples of the Indian soldiers” that have been collected and the “trail of blood” at Roza Nala clearly showed that the “killers returned across the Line of Control”. Sources told The Indian Express that Basit was given “gory details” of the killing and mutilation, and that there was “visual” evidence. During the meeting, the Indian side made it known that such behaviour could invite “retaliation” from Indian field commanders.

“He (Basit) was given the gory details, and was asked to take this issue very seriously. He was told of the possibility that such an act provokes Indian troops on the LoC, and they may retaliate if the Pakistan Army does not make amends,” a government source said. “He was told politely, but firmly, to convey the sense of outrage to Islamabad and Rawalpindi, so that corrective measures are taken by authorities in Pakistan,” the source said. While he denied the role of the Pakistan Army in the incident, Basit told Jaishankar that he would convey the contents of the demarche.

Sources said Basit, who was accompanied by Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah, “listened very carefully” to all points raised by the Foreign Secretary. In a statement later, Gopal Baglay, spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs, said: “Foreign Secretary conveyed India’s outrage at the killing and the barbaric act of mutilation of two Indian soldiers on May 1, 2017 by Pakistan Army personnel.” “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 the 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. Government of India demands that Pakistan take immediate action against its soldiers and commanders responsible for this heinous act,” he said.

Calling the killing and mutilation of the bodies a “strong act of provocation”, Baglay said there was “sufficient evidence” of the role of the Pakistani Army. “We have proof it was carried out by the Pakistan Army. We have demanded from Pakistan that whoever from their Army was behind this incident must be punished,” he said. Asked whether India would consider revoking the ‘most favoured nation’ status to Pakistan, Baglay said it was a WTO obligation that all members extend to each other. “It’s with others also, not just Pakistan,” he said.

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    Neti Naut
    May 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm
    We trust our army, but we have no trust in you Jaitely et al... Talk is cheap, show some action to regain people's trust... :(
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      ASHOK KUMAR
      May 4, 2017 at 2:43 pm
      Hindu Gods are not happy with Modi, as he has left his hindu wife to the mercy of RTI officials.
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        mumbai
        May 4, 2017 at 11:03 am
        now people can go and talk about the next lynching of muslims for cow protection which is going to happen soon.
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          TIHAEwale
          May 4, 2017 at 10:44 am
          let us hope Indian Army annihilate Paakistan Army before the latter succeeds in executing a Bangladesh in Kashmir this is necessary because our Feku56 is all gas.
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            Atul
            May 4, 2017 at 10:34 am
            Mr Jaitley there is no time to show proof.All our PMs from Nehru to Narendrabhai has made the same mistake of sending protest notes.Notable exceptions being Shastriji in 1965 Indiraji 1971 and Vajpayeeji in 1999 diraji even created Bangladesh.A great action.This is not the time to send shawl to Sharif's mother.Fulfill the desires of soldier's daughter.Bring 80 heads of Pak soldiers before her.
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              Curious onlooker
              May 4, 2017 at 9:27 am
              The w nation is convinced that the Pak army must have cooperated in the brazen desecration of the mortal remains of the soldiers but not Jailtely. He is begging the Pak army to repudiate any hand in the abuse so he could forget the w incident and be once again on friendly terms with Stan. But Pak army is not obliging making Jailtely more hysterical.
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                Michelle:Vedic:human
                May 4, 2017 at 9:20 am
                World should do humanity a favor, commit hindrance to truth f-lthY st-I-nkY half cut MULLASS, Di-ck will be better off, without a hog of ISLAM like POPAT Mohammed ra-Pi-st by birth as MUZZIE in Islam by faith, in SATAN form, Jai hind,..
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                  mumbai
                  May 4, 2017 at 10:51 am
                  brave language. after listening this stan army got shattered and revenge to the mutilating act of stani soldeirs has been fulfilled. i think mullas are your nightmare and your death due to this nightmare only.
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                  Michelle:Vedic:human
                  May 4, 2017 at 9:19 am
                  World should do humanity a favor, commit hindrance to truth f-lthY st-I-nkY half cut MULLASS, Di-ck will be better off, without a hog of ISLAM like POPAT Mohammed ra-Pi-st by birth as MUZZIE in Islam by faith, in SATAN form, Jai hind,
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                    Neti Naut
                    May 4, 2017 at 8:25 am
                    The question is - what are we doing in response and not what we yapping Jaitley :(
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                      Mohammad Dar
                      May 4, 2017 at 9:10 am
                      Let him think, he is in his deep thoughts, waiting for his avatar to get in touch with him, just keep his bowl of holy drink bhang, on his side, full and redy, hindu immoral pot head sanatan style.
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                        mumbai
                        May 4, 2017 at 10:53 am
                        trust in force. he clearly told. dont you understand? that means you dont have trust in our jawans. you antinational asking questions again.
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                        Ankush Dey
                        May 4, 2017 at 8:12 am
                        stan knows that each time such incident happens India will first run a media campaign, then call their High Commission for demarche, share evidence, show the world that all the niceties and protocols were followed, allow stan to gauge India's mood, will & preparedness (for reaction), tell Indian Army to respond at a time and place of its choosing! This routine gives enough time to stan for battle readiness. Our holding battalion commanders must have immediate response authorities irrespective of political fall out! The DGMO or Army spokesperson should say, 'Pak army did ABCD and we WXYZ' not 'Pak army did ABCD and we will respond at a time and place of our choice'. Pak must know that India Army will respond immediately and not follow the fashion show sequence!
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                          Mohammad Dar
                          May 4, 2017 at 8:26 am
                          Do not be a hindu disappointed, hijras of hindrastan tried to make some noise on the border , but their hindu hijra hind was kicked so bad, they decided to be a hindu cry baby, than to fight. Usual hindu chicken hijra way of life.
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                            Albert Da Costa
                            May 4, 2017 at 9:23 am
                            You seem to to be very familiar with some words which you have used liberally. They seem to be applicable to you and your illustrious family.
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                              Mohammad Dar
                              May 4, 2017 at 9:50 am
                              If you did not know, word hindu is not a faith but, a derogatory term used by the hindu racist Persians to degrade natives of the sub continent,it does not exist in hindu text either, till the arrival of Persians, Word hindu is based on prefix of hin, negative, hun, to be great, han to be in greatness, and hin, to be negative to both of them, hindu , a noun in negativity and hinduism , way of the negativity, it does not apply to certain people only, but to any one, in hindrance to truth, for their own reason, meaning, a criminal, or an out law , or a hindu, by the fundamentals of the language.
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                                vasoo kamulkar
                                May 4, 2017 at 10:19 am
                                mohamMad dar is a pukka Muslim and must be very devoted to holy(?) Quran. His excessive study of that book compels him not to exhibit his reverence for the book's divine language. A pity that such filth in that book encourages the Hindoos to forget the greatness of the Prophet and reminds them only of the inhumanity the poor nine- year old girl must have suffered when raped by the Divinity.
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                                  aragarwa
                                  May 4, 2017 at 10:43 am
                                  I am sure you do not understand a bit of Albert Da costa's comment..do you Mr Dar.....reading your comment will make anyone realize which country you belong to..I have sta in different parts of Europe and it seems that all the trouble makers are invariably from stan without fail....so i guess it is time for you to introspect and see what is wrong in your system and the upbringing of your nation rather then disturbing the peace and tranquility of your more illustrious, educated and civilized neighbours
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                                    Mohammad Dar
                                    May 4, 2017 at 11:04 am
                                    Wrong with up bringing, there is nothing wroNg with the nationals of stan but, they are spear heading a war of independence from colonialism for the humanity. There are no free countries but all of those colonies have been ruled by the dogs of the west, on the name of a hindu fake democracy, It is for the colonized to think of their true freedom, not of their masters, through their agents of color. There is far more to it, than you have realize, it is better to be free and poor, then to be on the end of a leash, held by a dog of hinduism racism, as our lords. WAR OF INDEPENDENCE CONTINUES, AND TO FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE IS NOT HINDRANCE TO TRUTH BUT, NOBLE, CITIZENS OF STAN ARE PROUD OF IT.
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                                  Harminder Singh
                                  May 4, 2017 at 7:42 am
                                  Can we please have a full time Defence Minister who at least knows which end of the barrel a bullet exits from we have been besotted by nincom s who don't know the difference between a gun and a rifle shedding fake crocodile tears send a clear message of our incapacity and incompetence in hand matters of this nature
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                                    Harminder Singh
                                    May 4, 2017 at 7:53 am
                                    Nincom s
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                                      Citizen india
                                      May 4, 2017 at 8:35 am
                                      Very True!! We have proved that Pak is behind it!! Good show. Thankfully we have not blamed any other country for this misdeed. Now having proved that Pak is behind this dastardly act, we will sit quiet - till it happens again and then we will prove that Pak is behind it - yet again. Then we will come up with the famous saying 'their sacrifice will not go in vain'. We have become a nation adept at creating martyrs - not heros.
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                                      Pavan Kumar Rao
                                      May 4, 2017 at 7:38 am
                                      Its the mindset of stan, habitual trouble makers. You do any thing positive, they will create some disturbance or other. History tells it. Its like a thief, who will not stop stea till he dies. Psychos. Not only outside Pak, its the same thing inside Pak also. I can not imagine a solution other than kil the thief to stop the thief from stea . Encounter is the last resort. stan with its people must be erased from the face of the earth. If we can not do, Chinese will do it in the next 25 to 30 years. Slowly they are getting into Pak, Chinese will have PAK as a province of China. CPEC will be game changer for Pak.
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                                        P.C.Kulkarni
                                        May 4, 2017 at 7:31 am
                                        What is new you have told Mr. Jaitly? W India already knows about it
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                                          Ashok
                                          May 4, 2017 at 7:17 am
                                          During loksabha election campaign BJP leader Modi proudly said our nation needs A strong majaboot govt. on delhi.Is this Strong & Majboot govt? Several times attack indian Army and destroy boarder posts, air force installations, kills and mutilate our soldiers this the insult of our nation.What govt. of India do ? Complain to and it deny or ask for proof? What a coward act Shame. Spends Billions of dollars on purchase of defence equipments but do nothing. It needs courage to take strong and be ing acting. Nation wants action now and not only the action of complain.
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                                            Dr promila
                                            May 4, 2017 at 7:14 am
                                            Why cant we smply just bycott stan fir all futurecommunications n actions...we dint want them at all either way.
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                                              Mohammad Dar
                                              May 4, 2017 at 7:31 am
                                              Sure you can, only after returning part of stan, "KASHMIR' under occupation by the hindu terrorist out fit, called indian defense forces.
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                                                Ashok
                                                May 4, 2017 at 8:20 am
                                                Kashmir is belongs to India and not belongs to landya's. Muslims should be Driven out or finish who does not want to stay with India peacefully. Muslim majority in Kashmir does not mean it is their land. Only few who wants power in hands are creating trouble.
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                                                  Albert Da Costa
                                                  May 4, 2017 at 9:26 am
                                                  Lovely comment after drinking a bowl of bhang. No Pak in the story, name broken. Now country (basically a terrorist camp) be broken into 4 pieces very soon
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                                                    vasoo kamulkar
                                                    May 4, 2017 at 11:11 am
                                                    An overdose of strychnine might help mohamMad to remind him of the history. Kalhandesh or a part thereof cannot be handed over. It's the crown of Hindmaataa.
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                                                      Curious onlooker
                                                      May 4, 2017 at 1:38 pm
                                                      Do you know why your country is now known just as "Stan" instead of by its full name? Kashmir was gone even from your nation's inception. Next on the list to be severed from your country is Punjab and POK. Stan is what in future your country will be known by; minus POK and Punjab.
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                                                    Prakash Dodani
                                                    May 4, 2017 at 6:51 am
                                                    After all this it is sad to note that we have given PORK ISTAN an MFN status which they have not reciprocated ! At the least our government should revoke the MFN status immediately. We should also curtail the flow of our Punjabi rivers to stan. It would also be great if we can see dead bodies of dozens of terrorists lying on the border and not read fake news of bunkers destro .
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                                                      Prakash Dodani
                                                      May 4, 2017 at 6:50 am
                                                      After all this it is sad to note that we have given stan an MFN status which they have not reciprocated ! At the least our government should revoke the MFN status immediately. We should also curtail the flow of our Punjabi rivers to stan. It would also be great if we can see dead bodies of dozens of terrorists lying on the border and not read fake news of bunkers destro .
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                                                        Ramesh Kumar
                                                        May 4, 2017 at 6:13 am
                                                        It is a curious case. dtan has not given India the MFN status. India has given stan MFN. How come one sided act can come under any treaty. India must immediately withdraw MFN status, break all diplomatic economic cultural social ties stop all trade, stop giving wster. All international agreements are not valid with rogue nation. Indian parliament must be concerned and stan mudt be declared terrorist nation severing all ties followed by selective military actions simultaneously at different places spanning across borders of India Afganistan . No doft option now. Enough is enough.
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                                                          Mohammad Dar
                                                          May 4, 2017 at 6:37 am
                                                          Sure take it and shove it hindu stinky hind of, daddy of hindus crooks , the monkey , stan does not need hind filth of hindrance to truth hinduism racism by faith, not of human being, but way of life of hogs of hinduism racism by faith, in human form, Citizens of stan have no desires to know, hindus pretending to be human.
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                                                            Ashok
                                                            May 4, 2017 at 7:28 am
                                                            Remember hindus are not cowards they think before they act. You have to learn Geeta.
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                                                              Mohammad Dar
                                                              May 4, 2017 at 8:21 am
                                                              The manifesto of hinduism immorality by faith.
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                                                                Albert Da Costa
                                                                May 4, 2017 at 9:27 am
                                                                go wash your behind stinky pig
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                                                                  Mohammad Dar
                                                                  May 4, 2017 at 10:09 am
                                                                  That is what hindus hind liker were created for.
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