Jaitley condemns Pakistan over mutilation of Indian soldiers: Such acts don't happen even during wars

Stating that the sacrifices of the soldiers will not go in vain, Jaitley said the armed forces will appropriately react to this extreme form of barbaric act.

Warning Pakistan that India will respond to mutilating of bodies of two Indian soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch sector, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today said such barbaric acts do not happen even during war.

"Their bodies were mutilated by our neighbours. This is a reprehensive and an inhuman act. Such acts don't even take place during war, let alone peace," Jaitley said.

Stating that the sacrifices of the soldiers will not go in vain, he said the armed forces will appropriately react to this extreme form of barbaric act.

Condemning the attack, he said the whole country has faith in the armed forces which will react appropriately.

The attack was carried out by the Border Action Team (BAT), which comprises the special forces, under the cover of shelling by Pakistani troops in Krishna Ghati Sector in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The army issued a statement saying that the bodies of an army soldier and a BSF head constable were mutilated but a senior army officer told PTI that they were beheaded.

The BAT team had set up an ambush to target the patrol party of the Indian soldiers while the Pakistan Army engaged two Indian forward defence locations (FDL) with rockets and mortar bombs, the officials said.

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