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India summons Pak envoy to express outrage over soldiers’ killing and mutilation

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New Delhi:  India on Wednesday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan by summoning Pak envoy Abdul Basit in New Delhi over the killing and mutilation of two Indian soldiers’ bodies by Pakistan Border Action Team (BAT).

“Foreign Secretary summons Pak HC, conveys India’s outrage, demands action against Pak soldiers and commanders responsible,” tweeted foreign ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay.

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India called the act of killing and then mutilating the bodies of Naik Subedar Paramjit Singh of the Indian Army and Constable Prem Sagar ofthe Border Security Force as barbaric.

“Blood samples of Indian soldiers collected and the trail of blood on Roza Nala clearly shows that the killers returned across the LoC (Line of Control),” Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar told Basit.

Naik Subeider Paramjit Singh of the Indian Army and BSF Head constable Prem Sagar were beheaded by Border Action Team (BAT) that came 200 metres inside the Indian territory while carrying out attacks on
Indian posts.

Earlier, Indian Director General of Military Operations spoke to his counterpart in Pakistan and expressed grave concern about the incident of May 1  in Krishna Ghati Sector opposite POK Battal.

The Pakistani DGMO was also apprised that while undertaking this dastardly act full fire support was provided by Pakistani Army Post located in vicinity of the incident site, read a government statement.

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He also raised concerns regarding presence of BAT training camps and teams in close vicinity of Line of Control in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir.

DGMO of Indian Army conveyed that such inhuman act is beyond any norms of civility and merits unequivocal condemnation and response.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley  said India will respond fittingly to the “barbaric act.”

India’s DGMO Lt. Gen A K Bhatt said that the act was “inhumane” and would draw an “unequivocal response”.

The DGMO conveyed to his Pakistan counterpart the concern about the presence of BAT training camps in close vicinity of the LoC in PoK.

BSF Additional Director General Kamal Nayan Choubey on Tuesday said the BAT team comprised army regulars and terrorists. He said the attack came in the form of an ambush.

India Blooms News Service

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