Pakistan Army rejects Indian claims of LoC intrusion


"There has been no CFV (ceasefire violation) from Pakistan's side nor mutilation of Indian soldiers' bodies", a statement from the Pakistan army's Inter-Services Public Relations said.

India says Pakistani troops have killed two of its soldiers and mutilated their bodies in the disputed Kashmir region.

Before the patrol could take cover and respond, two soldiers - Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh, of the 22nd Battalion, Sikh Regiment and Head Constable Prem Sagar of 200 Battalion BSF - were killed and their bodies mutilated, ' said sources.

"When the team was going for regular line maintenance, two FDL (forward defence locations) from Pakistan's side and two ambush, which they had set up, started firing simultaneously".

According to officials, any involvement of Lashkar, even when they were assisted by the Pakistan army, will give Pakistan the benefit of "high deniability". "The Indian blame of mutilating Indian soldiers is also false", M. Nafees Zakaria, spokesperson of Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted. The Army Chief was briefed by the Corps Commander Lt Gen J S Sandhu on the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

But the way we see it, there have been lots of Border Action Team attacks in the past in which jawans have been beheaded or their bodies mutilated.

Quoting the intelligence reports, officials said as of now about 160 terrorists are active in the Kashmir Valley and their Pakistani handlers have instructed them to intensify attacks on security forces to keep the "pot boiling and the LoC active".

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India's Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who also holds the finance portfolio, condemned the latest killings which he called "reprehensible and barbaric".

The Indian Army confirmed the involvement of the BAT in the gruesome act beheading Indian soldier.

The incident happened in Krishna Ghati Sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir near Line of Control.

"Pakistan Army did not commit any ceasefire violation on LOC or a BAT action in Buttal sector (Indian Krishna Ghati Sector) as alleged by India". Constable Rajinder Singh of the BSF suffered injuries in the attack.

He added that "sacrifice will not go in vain" and that the Indian armed forces will react "appropriately" to the "inhuman act".

Pakistan has said that it remains fully committed to maintain peace and tranquility along the Line of Control (LoC).

He said as the posts were engaged, the patrol party men ran here and there.