New Delhi, May 1: Hours following the mutilation of Army jawans by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT), the Indian forces launched a retaliation killing 7 Pakistani soldiers across the Line of Control. 2 bunkers of Pakistani army were destroyed by Indian Army in the attack launched on Monday evening, India Today reported.
The retaliatory assault of Indian Army was carried out shortly after the Army’s Northern Command warned an ‘appropriate response’ to the mutilation of jawans by Pakistani forces.
The BAT had sneaked 250 metres inside the Indian territory, attacking a patrolling party of nearly 7-8 members in Krishna Ghati sector.
“It was an act of extreme barbarism. Such assaults are not carried out even during wars, let alone peace,” said Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, further adding, “An appropriate retaliation would be launched by the armed forces.”
Pakistan, however, denied mutilating the Indian jawans. In the statement issued by the Pakistani army, it denied killing any Indian soldier on Monday. Pakistan Army is a highly professional force and shall never disrespect a soldier even Indian,” Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, accusing India of spreading a fake propaganda.