New Delhi, May 3: India today once again conveyed its outrage at the killing and barbaric act of mutilation of the bodies of its two soldiers. Briefing media on Wednesday, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay said that Pakistani army is involved in the mutilation of bodies of Indian soldiers at the Line of Control and Pakistan must punish those behind the heinous act.
Gopal Baglay said, India has sufficient evidence about the involvement of Pakistani army in the barbaric act. He said the attack was preceded by covering fire from Pakistani posts in the vicinity of village Battal. He said samples of the Indian soldiers and the trail of blood on Roza Nala clearly shows that the killers returned across the Line of Control after committing the heinous crime.
“Those who crossed the Line of Control were not from Pakistan, but people from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). India considers the mutilation of its soldiers a strong act of provocation”, said External Affairs Ministry spokesperson.
Baglay said, earlier this morning Foreign Secretary Dr S. Jaishankar summoned Pakistan High Commissioner and demanded action against Pakistani soldiers and commanders responsible for the act. Baglay said Pakistani High Commissioner said he will convey New Delhi's concern to the Pakistani government.
On Monday, the two soldiers of a joint patrol team of the Army and the Border Security Force were ambushed by BAT 200 metres from the LoC in KG sector opposite Battal in PoK and two soldiers were killed and their bodies mutilated.
Notably, The attack came a day after Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited areas along the LoC opposite Krishna Ghati sector.