J&K: Three soldiers killed in Machhal, body of one mutilated; Army says retribution will be heavy

Reacting to the incident, the Army said retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 23, 2016 3:22 pm
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Three soldiers were killed in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir’s Machhal area on Tuesday, according to Northern Command of Indian Army. The body of one of the soldiers was mutilated. Reacting to the incident, the Army said “retribution will be heavy” for this cowardly act. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was briefed by Vice Chief of Army Lt Gen Bipin Rawat on the killing of three soldier. Defence Ministry sources said Lt Gen Rawat briefed the minister in detail.

Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir Nirmal Singh condemned the incident and said Pakistan is desperate more so after the surgical strike.

WATCH VIDEO: Why Is Jammu Kashmir’s Machil Sector Seen As A Safe Passage For Infiltrators

Earlier in the day, the Army gunned down two terrorists in Bandipora district. Shockingly, Rs 2,000 notes, which have been in circulation for less than a fortnight, were recovered from the terrorists. Security forces had cordoned off the area early morning after the terrorists who were holed up there opened fire.

The incident happened a day after a head constable of the BSF was killed and five others were wounded in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistani forces have been repeatedly violating ceasefire after the surgical strike conducted by the Indian Army in September.

On October 28, Mandeep Singh Rawat was killed and his body also mutilated by terrorists in Machhil sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

According to figures given by Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre in the Lok Sabha last week, till November 14 this year, eight Army personnel have been killed and 59 injured. In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Bhamre also said that there has been an increase in infiltration attempts since the killing of militant leader Burhan Wani on July 8.

This is not the first time that Pakistani intruders have mutilated bodies of Indian soldiers.

During the Kargil war in 1999, Captain Saurabh Kalia, and Sepoys Arjunram Baswana, Mula Ram Bidiasar, Naresh Singh Sinsinwar, Bhanwar Lal Bagaria and Bhika Ram Mudh of 4 Jat Regiment were captured by Pakistani troops and brutally tortured.

The soldiers had ear drums pierced with hot iron rods, eyes punctured and genitals cut off. The autopsy of the bodies also revealed that they were burned with cigarettes butts. Their limbs were also chopped off, teeth broken and skull fractured during the torture. Even their nose and lips were cut off.

On January 8, 2013, Pakistani soldiers entered Indian territory in Krishna Ghati sector of the border and killed two Indian soldiers — Lance Naik Hemraj and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh. Indian officials said bodies of both were mutilated, and Hemraj’s body was decapitated.

 

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First Published on: November 22, 2016 4:32 pm
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    Jay Smith
    Nov 22, 2016 at 7:01 pm
    There is n difference between astani soldier and an ISIS terrorist. the are an Islamic Lakshar They do not follow Any conventions of warfare . This behaviour is categorised under war crimes.lt;br/gt;It's time to teach our truant neighbour a tough lesson.
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      Aid
      Nov 22, 2016 at 4:34 pm
      Who are you come out with original name if you are not a bast@rd
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        Aid
        Nov 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm
        This is not the time to talk like this we should always be United please comment properly and support Indian army lt;br/gt;staniswhat is the problem you people are having don't behave like barbarians allow our soldiers to live and that way only you people also can live
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          Kafkaesque.Brahmins
          Nov 22, 2016 at 12:35 pm
          Killed by Freedom Fighterslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Martyred by Indialt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Sacrificed by INDICS to save the fat of Pundit brahmins.
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            Kafkaesque.Brahmins
            Nov 22, 2016 at 11:53 am
            Mutilation is by Army itself in an attempt to whip up PATRIOTISM. Good try by Army!
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              Kafkaesque.Brahmins
              Nov 22, 2016 at 11:49 am
              To save the of Pandit brahmins
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                Kafkaesque.Brahmins
                Nov 22, 2016 at 5:24 pm
                I salute the stupid martyred for sacrificing their lives to protect pandits.
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                  Kafkaesque.Brahmins
                  Nov 22, 2016 at 3:29 pm
                  stan is not a proble. Brahmin oles cannot keep their middle finger or their tongue to hemselves. Middle finger for flirting with the oles of not brahmins and tongue to satisfy foreigners, especially Israelites.
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                    Kafkaesque.Brahmins
                    Nov 22, 2016 at 3:26 pm
                    So you Brahmin scoundrels want humans to die for you barb-Aryan ALIENS from Central Asia
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                      Kafkaesque.Brahmins
                      Nov 22, 2016 at 1:39 pm
                      Start a Brahmin brigade and save your Pandit Brahmin !
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                        Basant
                        Nov 22, 2016 at 2:04 pm
                        Hijro ke raj me kya hoga?
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                          Lovely
                          Nov 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm
                          is uncivilised
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                            Lovely
                            Nov 22, 2016 at 2:29 pm
                            You also donate
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                              Lovely
                              Nov 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm
                              Are you enuch ?
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                                Lovely
                                Nov 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm
                                He is porky!
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                                1. L
                                  Lovely
                                  Nov 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm
                                  IE .... you are moderating what?
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                                  1. L
                                    Lovely
                                    Nov 22, 2016 at 4:18 pm
                                    In Arab dry and burning sands nothing was there to eat except dates and Camel meat. Go back to your roots and enjoy .
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                                      Lovely
                                      Nov 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm
                                      Remember 1965, 1971, Kargil War . Cutting stan like lemon in 1971.
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                                        Lovely
                                        Nov 22, 2016 at 4:24 pm
                                        There are many and you are not 72 virigins but 73 rd
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                                          Lovely
                                          Nov 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm
                                          When enemy can not fight you head on, these instances happen. Pak Army is not professional and is infested with coward terrorists.It has all weather rogue friend China, which gives Pak such kind of training.
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                                            Lovely
                                            Nov 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm
                                            You are waiting for 72 virigins
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