New Delhi, May 5: Army chief Bipin Rawat today hinted at possible retaliation to the mutilation of Indian soldiers' bodies by Pakistan troops. Replying to media queries in New Delhi on the sidelines of a function, the Army Chief said, the Indian Army does not reveal plans before executing them.
General Rawat said, the armed forces effectively respond to such actions and only share details after executing the plan. Asked about the reactivation of terror launchpads across the LoC which were destroyed by India during the surgical strike last year, General Rawat said the counter-infiltration postures have been beefed up in Jammu and Kashmir. He said, terrorists are trying to infiltrate as snow is melting and summer has set.
Meanwhile, two soldiers and a civilian driver were injured after a group of terrorists attacked an army party in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir this evening. Sources said, terrorists opened fire on an army party in Imam Sahib Area of the district. A driver who was ferrying the army men sustained critical injuries in the attack.
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.
The attack came a day after Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited areas along the LoC opposite Krishna Ghati sector.
BATs are used by Pakistan for raids across the LoC. Pakistan’s elite Special Services Group forms the core of BATs but terrorists too are known to join them.