Congress chides Centre on policy on Pakistan

New Delhi [India], May 1 (ANI): The Congress on Monday criticised the Centre for its lax attitude in dealing with the killing and mutilation of two Indian Army soldiers by Pakistan.

"In Jammu and Kashmir alone over 200 soldiers have made supreme sacrifice, 91 civilians have been killed and 1,343 times Pakistan has committed border ceasefire violation. When will this government wake up? Does it not show a compromise on the national security on the part of the current BJP government? Does it not show a lack of policy or direction on the part of this government?" Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala told ANI.

Surjewala further said, "Lack of political and credible and responsible leadership on part of the BJP government can be seen from the fact that country does not even have a regular defence minister and charge has been given additionally to the finance minister."

The Army, in a tweet said, that Pakistan security forces carried out unprovoked rocket and mortar firing on two forward posts on the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati Sector.

"Simultaneously, a BAT action was launched on a patrol operating in between the two posts. In an un-soldierly act by the Pak Army the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated. Such despicable act of Pakistan Army will be appropriately responded," it said. (ANI)