Indian soldiers mutilated: Pakistan Army attackers crossed LoC, Army Chief reaches Srinagar

Barbaric, says Arun jaitley, won’t go in vain; BSF and Sikh regiment personnel beheaded; Pakistan denies

Written by Arun Sharma , Praveen Swami , Sushant Singh | Jammu | Updated: May 2, 2017 8:59 am
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat arrives in Srinagar on Monday. PTI

Sharply escalating tension on the Line of Control, a Pakistan border action team (BAT) of Army regulars crossed into Indian territory after being provided cover fire Monday morning, killed two soldiers and beheaded their bodies in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in Jammu & Kashmir. Indian casualties included two injured troopers.

The personnel killed were identified as Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh of 22 Sikh and Head Constable Prem Sagar of the BSF 200 Battalion. Calling it a “despicable act”, the Indian Army promised an “appropriate” response. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who called the Pakistani action “reprehensible” and “inhuman”, too said “the sacrifice of these soldiers will not go in vain”. “Such attacks don’t even take place during war, let alone peace. Bodies of soldiers being mutilated is an extreme form of barbaric act. The Government of India strongly condemns this act and the whole country has full confidence and faith in our armed forces which will react appropriately to this inhuman act. The sacrifice of these soldiers will not go in vain,” Jaitley said.

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As Army chief General Bipin Rawat reached Srinagar, Home Minister Rajnath Singh met the security brass in New Delhi and was briefed about the ground situation in J&K, especially in the border areas. Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and chiefs of intelligence agencies attended the meeting. Incidentally, the attack in the Krishna Ghati sector came the morning after Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the LoC. The Pakistan Army, on its part, denied any “ceasefire violation” or BAT action. In a statement, the ISPR said “Pakistan Army is a highly professional force and shall never disrespect a soldier, even Indian.”

The Indian Army Northern Command headquarters, in a statement, said: “Pak Army carried out unprovoked rocket and mortar firing on two forward posts on 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.” The ambush, intelligence and military sources told The Indian Express, was carefully planned by Pakistani Special Forces to trap the patrol sent out to guard against infiltration below a post codenamed Kirpan-1 in the Krishna Ghati sector. The post, the sources said, was brought under fire at 8.25 am, while the patrol was ambushed by élite troops lying in wait.

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Paramjit Singh and Prem Sagar were beheaded after being killed in the ambush, official sources said, in the first incident of its kind since November last year. BSF constable Rajinder Kumar and a fourth, so-far unidentified BSF trooper, suffered injuries in the ambush. The execution-style killings come amidst sharp exchanges of fire in the Krishna Ghati sector.

Official sources said the Monday incident took place when a joint patrol of 10 BSF and Army soldiers was moving between two posts on the LoC. The distance between the two posts is 750-800 metres. These forward posts are part of the deployment of the Nangi Tekri battalion of the Krishna Ghati brigade.

The patrol was moving through a thickly-forested area and was at an approximate distance of 200 metres from the LoC on the Indian side when it was attacked. The Indian side, sources said, retaliated immediately by firing mortars and small arms on Pakistani posts. Firing was on till late Monday evening.

India and Pakistan have been trading fire in Krishna Ghati regularly since March, with the Indian Army and BSF seeking to beat back what officials say are an unusual number of attempts to infiltrate jihadists through the southern stretches of the Line of Control. For its part, Pakistan says India has been seeking to reinforce its LoC defences —part of routine summer activity, that has often led to clashes.

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On April 17, the BSF’s 200 Battalion, which mans Kirpan-1, had inflicted significant casualties on a post codenamed Pimple-1, manned by Pakistan’s 647 Mujahid Battalion, intelligence sources said.

Following the April 17 clash, Pakistan had staged several abortive strikes on Kirpan-1 using conventional means, but had failed to avenge its losses, a senior officer based in Jammu said. “This may have led to pressure in their ranks to carry out this attack.”

Official sources told The Indian Express that this action by the Pakistan Army is a violation of the Geneva Convention. While immediate retaliatory firing has been undertaken by the Army, an appropriate retaliatory action will be a “well thought out and considered course of action”.

BAT action by both armies on the LoC has been a regular feature but it is unusual for the Army to officially acknowledge such action. The Army has been categorical in stating that regular soldiers of Pakistan Army have mutilated the bodies of soldiers as Pakistan tends to blame terrorists for such action.

Élite special forces assaults of these kinds are often reported to have been carried out by border action teams, units purported to contain both irregular combatants and soldiers. However, Indian intelligence sources said the attacks are likely carried out by members of Pakistan’s Special Services Group.

Fighting has flared this summer after several months of relative quiet, following the cross-LoC strikes ordered on jihadist “launch pads” in September. Though military commanders on both sides had moved to limit the fighting, Pakistan has resumed targeting Indian works on the LoC, which include reconstruction of stretches of fencing that are brought down by snowfall in the winter.

India has also moved to aggressively act against infiltration, fearing that even limited numbers of fighters from groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammad could give badly-needed training and operational skills to dozens of new ethnic-Kashmiri recruits.

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    AYAAN
    May 2, 2017 at 4:55 pm
    THIS IS NATURAL INDIAN ARMY KILLING KASHMIRIS AND HOW THEY REPLY NOW YOU SEE IT.Stop bloodshed in kashmir so u may also live in peace
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      sameen prayag
      May 2, 2017 at 2:57 pm
      Desperately want to taste the Blood of at least 20 stani soldiers. Please behead nothing less than 20 stani regular soldiers belonging to the Mujahid battalion or SSG or NLI. Decapitate them, sever their heads, colour them in vermillion bring them back to India - donate 10 of them to the Tantriks and Aghoris of Varanasi for performing Black Magic on the banks of Ganges and the remaining 10 to the local football clubs here for shot practice at the goals. Auction those stani heads as war trophies and donate the amount to Army Welfare Fund. Please also bring the blood of all those soldiers in tinned can so that we can freeze them and give them to the stray dogs here in India. Also we need to cut the private organs of all those stani pigs and put those organs in the mouths of all those severed and cut heads. That would be a great satisfaction to all Indians whose blood is boiling till a G “Badla” is taken in a more than equal manner. War, War, War! We want War. India is
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        Naina Purohit
        May 2, 2017 at 2:48 pm
        As far as M U H-M A D is concerned. He was just a human being who killed his relatives in order to be the so called G O D People who follow him are only illiterate don't compare sanatan dharm with their KHUDA- GARJ dharm
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          Naina Purohit
          May 2, 2017 at 2:44 pm
          Guys just wait. Our PM will surely give appropriate response to it. Porkistan will get very good response .
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            Kapil Dev Suri
            May 2, 2017 at 11:42 am
            what our forces were doing . it means we were not vigilant . they crossed the border and killed our soldiers . a matter of great concern . for the nation . we must retaliate and go on firing with heavy artillery unless stan hands up and beg for stoppage of artillery. we must continue firing artillery indiscriminately
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              True indian
              May 2, 2017 at 11:21 am
              Modi is currently concentrating on implementing Hindi Language on Non Hindi speaking states. So he has no time for this cross border attacks by stanis. Hindu and Hindi are the two agendas he is poised to implement. Instead of integrating the country Modi started dividing the country in the name National Language Hindi and Hindu religion. What stanis are trying do it from outside, that Modi has already started doing it from inside India. No wonder the stanis has started their Target practise on Indian soldiers in the border at free will.
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                Mohan
                May 2, 2017 at 10:58 am
                routine exercise.. will anything come out of this??
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                  Temujink
                  May 2, 2017 at 10:42 am
                  Well india should retaliate aggressively and cause some economic damage to that barbaric nation.As is that filth of a country is living 100 years behind economically with an uncivilized culture, all they can do is what barbarians did against a better civilization throughout the history.. cross over , kill and steal but can never win !! India should start by shutting all the water flowing to stan .. and make the s stink more than they already do.
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                    Indian
                    May 2, 2017 at 10:26 am
                    This is a sad day Sikhs should not over react to this incident and play in the hands of indra goverment. This is the Same counary who DENIED them justice for 1984 Sikh genocide, and gave thEm WIDOW colony in the heart of independent india Delhi. A gift for all their sacrifices. The weak people of this country are only good at giving their girls to produce more TAIMUR proudly. As long india keep promoting face of bandhi on Indian currency and not the real hero BAGHAT SINGH this nation will slowly parish. STOP PROMOTING WEAK BRITISH AGENT bandhi to kids
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                      irfan
                      May 2, 2017 at 10:20 am
                      Its a New Conspiracy from Indian Army
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                        Adnan Ali
                        May 2, 2017 at 10:15 am
                        Lol..this Muh-mn-moot i mean "Muhammad Dar" talks just like his piglet roots to a peidophile illiterate nuisance of humanity..typical porkistani..sudhar ja BC..Sanatan dharm tere Allah ka bhi baap hai..Hindus are peaceful..suwaron k sath reh k thora agressive ho gya hai. Tum suwar to waise bhi katne k liye paida hote ho..ungli mt kr..Hindu jaag gya to bhai tere 72 to khn nhi gye..:-p
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                          Mohammad Dar
                          May 2, 2017 at 10:50 am
                          very hindu sorry state of mind of a hindu immoral by faith, pretending to be human being, but a son of a monkey by faith in raeality, deserving of no human status, but deserving a hindu filthy place reserved for the indecs , self centered, like a hindu hungry dog, zoo of the world, called hindrastan, india.
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                          Indian
                          May 2, 2017 at 10:14 am
                          This is a sad day Sikhs should not over react to this incident and play in the hands of indra goverment. This is the Same counary who DENIED them justice for 1984 Sikh genocide, and gave thEm WIDOW colony in the heart of independent india Delhi. A gift for all their sacrifices. The weak people of this country are only good at giving their girls to produce more TAIMUR proudly. As long india keep promoting face of HI on Indian currency and not the real hero BAGHAT SINGH this nation will slowly parish. STOP PROMOTING WEAK BRITISH AGENT weak HI TO KIDS.
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                            its.India
                            May 2, 2017 at 10:05 am
                            Dead body was recovered and then mutilated by by India to whip up PATRIOTISM and make I think sensational.
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                              Hedonist
                              May 2, 2017 at 10:18 am
                              Get lost Mohajjar
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                                srd
                                May 2, 2017 at 11:00 am
                                chup bhe pagal hedonist
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                                Hedonist
                                May 2, 2017 at 10:19 am
                                Mohajjar get lost from Indian site
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                                  Mohammad Dar
                                  May 2, 2017 at 10:26 am
                                  Typical of hindus crooks of hinduism immorality, what do think , how they fooled poor natives of the subcontinent in to gutter of hinduism racism by faith? with the hindu crooked magic wand, every hindu crook Pundit is armed with, including his Pandora box, to fool humanity, with their meek face, but nature of a hindu crook hyena, in human form.
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                                  Hedonist
                                  May 2, 2017 at 10:03 am
                                  Islamic army of Punjab has raised a holy war on Hindustan
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                                    Mohammad Dar
                                    May 2, 2017 at 10:28 am
                                    To make it free of hindrance to truth hinduism immorality, and turn in to cleanistan, for the evolved children of hindu crook monkey.
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                                    Neti Naut
                                    May 2, 2017 at 10:02 am
                                    Time fr some godhra kind of response :(
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                                      Mohan
                                      May 2, 2017 at 10:01 am
                                      very sorry state of affairs with the Indian Army, Nay and air force. They can't defend their bases. How could one believe they will defend our borders? While the netas roam around in bullet proof vehicles, live in palatial bungalows, change dress every two hours our poor soldiers are left to survive with three rotis and watery dal. No one believes army or govt statement anymore. There is a huge lack of crdedibility.
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                                        Rakeah
                                        May 2, 2017 at 9:56 am
                                        Modi ke peeche me dam nahi hai ki wo P A K me hamla kare. Pura P A K ko khatam karne ka wada kiya tha but acche din abhi tak nahi aaye balki atankwadi aur P A K ke liye acche din aaye hain
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                                          srd
                                          May 2, 2017 at 9:55 am
                                          Sus ma ji said she will do anything to get back mr Jadhav, but no actions, only tweets for publicity, old lady should be given a govt job in external affairs to get back st ed Indians, she just does not have the talent to be a external affairs minister
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                                            srd
                                            May 2, 2017 at 9:51 am
                                            Time to show some action Mr Jaitley (flop FM) and Mr Modi( who does not do anything which does not have publicity for him). Mr Parikar was a complete failure as defence minister hence he was demoted toa CM of small state, with one surgical strike which the entire BJP took credit for, there has been more than 10-12 counter strikes by militants directly on indian army, so what is mr FEKU and jaitley doing, why don't they give a free hand to army
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                                              Hedonist
                                              May 2, 2017 at 10:04 am
                                              What are you doing SOB srd?
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                                                Mohan
                                                May 2, 2017 at 10:15 am
                                                very true.. BJP leaders only talk non stop. They cant even find a good defense minister over the last three years. Manohar Parikar was a embarr ment.
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                                                  Temujink
                                                  May 2, 2017 at 10:31 am
                                                  Mohan or whatever his name is obviously an a- .. or at least talks through one.
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                                                Gyanu Mani
                                                May 2, 2017 at 9:36 am
                                                Ek bhi Modi bhakt ka comment nahi? SURPRISING !!!!!
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                                                  Hedonist
                                                  May 2, 2017 at 10:04 am
                                                  Muhammad ki gaa##d chaat
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                                                    irfan
                                                    May 2, 2017 at 10:22 am
                                                    u r Pure Salley
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                                                      irfan
                                                      May 2, 2017 at 10:23 am
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                                                    Jason Thomas
                                                    May 2, 2017 at 9:34 am
                                                    Where is our great superman Doval nowadays???
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                                                      Hedonist
                                                      May 2, 2017 at 10:06 am
                                                      Went to Eygpt to see how moslems are butchering Christians there.
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