Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was on Tuesday briefed by Vice Chief of Army Lt Gen Bipin Rawat on the killing of three soldiers, body of one of whom was mutilated, in Pakistani action on the Line of Control in Machhal sector of Kashmir. Defence Ministry sources said Lt Gen Rawat briefed the Minister in detail. This is the second such incident of mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier on the LoC since October 29.
“Three soldiers killed in action on LC (Line of Control) in Machhal. Body of one soldier mutilated,” the Army said. It said the “retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act”.
The incident happened hours after 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