The mutilated remains of the soldier killed in a terrorist attack aided by the cover fire from Pakistan Army shook the nation on Friday with the government strongly condemned the act of aggression.
"In an encounter close to the Line of Control, one solider was martyred and one terrorist was killed. The terrorists mutilated the body of the jawan before fleeing back into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir under the cover of firing by Pakistan Army," an army spokesperson said. He said the incident reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan. "The incident will be responded to appropriately," he added.
Kurukshetra (Haryana): Family mourn the death of Soldier Mandeep Singh who lost his life in an encounter near LoC in Machil sector (J&K) pic.twitter.com/BYocapKEAc— ANI (@ANI_news) October 29, 2016
"I want to assure the nation that the army and the BSF are giving befitting reply to Pakistan. India won't be let down," ANI quoted home minister Rajnath Singh as saying.
I want to assure the nation that our BSF and army are giving befitting reply to Pakistan; India won't be let down: HM Rajnath Singh pic.twitter.com/Umvq30EpeZ— ANI (@ANI_news) October 29, 2016
Pakistan doesn’t realise what they are doing. It’s going to affect them. Terrorism is 'Basmasura’ that'll eat the people who encourage it, urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu said.
Pak doesn’t realise what they are doing; it’s going to affect them. Terrorism is 'Basmasura’ that'll eat the people who encourage it: Naidu pic.twitter.com/gv9hqYhZPC— ANI (@ANI_news) October 29, 2016
"There can't be anything more atrocious than this. I'm always of the view that the human rights of soldiers should enjoy precedence over human rights of anybody else," minister of state, PMO, Jitendra Singh said on Saturday.
"Pak is already exposed but it continues to be in denial mode. I am confident that our forces are capable of responding to any kind of threat," ANI quoted Jitendra Singh as saying.
The brutal act could be the retaliation of the killing of 15 Pak rangers in retaliatory firing by the Indian troops in response for the continued ceasefire violation.
Here are the updates from the last 24 hours:
# October 28, 12pm: Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh reviews the operational preparedness along the Indo-China border in areas of Puh and Sumdo in Himachal Pradesh
# October 28, 2pm: Police arrest a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist during a search operation from Rampura village, seize arms and ammunition
# October 28: Pakistan summons India's deputy high commissioner to Islamabad to protest ceasefire violation
# October 28, 2.30pm: 15 Pak rangers killed in BSF's retaliatory firing after unprovoked ceasefire violations along the International Border in J-K
# October 28, 7pm: Terrorists hurl grenade at a CRPF patrolling party in Pulwama
# October 28, 8pm: Finance minister Arun Jaitley says Pakistan has made a routine activity of allowing its territory to be used for terrorism against India
# October 28, 9pm: Villagers in Samba sector migrate to safer places following several ceasefire violations by Pakistan
# October 28, 9pm: Woman injured in terrorist attack dies in Pulwama district
# October 28 9pm: One terrorist killed in an encounter close to the Line of Control in Machil sector of Kupwara district
# October 28 9pm: Terrorists mutilate the body of slain Indian soldier before fleeing into PoK supported by cover fire from Pak army posts
# October 29 9am, Pak rangers violate ceasefire in RS Pura and Kathua sectors along International Border
# October 29, 10am: BSF soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Macchil sector along LoC.
# October 29, 7am: CRPF increases check points in Srinagar due to situation along the International Border
# October 29, 12pm: Ceasefire violations by Pakistan reported in Machil sector, says BSF
Kupwara (J&K): Ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Machil sector pic.twitter.com/3rdN2oJrfU— ANI (@ANI_news) October 29, 2016
(With inputs from agencies)