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Pak BAT team, which mutilated Indian soldiers, comprised of Army regulars and Mujahideen elements: BSF ADG

Assistant Director General Border Security Force's Western Command BSF ADG Kamal Nayan Choubeybriefed Media On The Issue Of Mutilation Of Indian Soldiers By Pakistani Army On Monday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 02 May 2017, 12:01:25 PM

New Delhi:

Assistant Director General Border Security Force's Western Command Kamal Nayan Choubey briefed media on the issue of mutilation of Indian soldiers by Pakistani Army on Monday.  

According to sources, defence minister Arun Jaitley is also scheduled to brief Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the issue in at 11:30 AM. Other top officials will also be present in the meeting, sources said. 

Highlights of the press conference by BSF ADG Choubey: 

#BSF Joint team is deployed for the boundary protection 

#When a patrol party of BSF went towards the boundary they were ambushed by the Border Action Team and the Field Deployment Location placed by the Pak Army along the Line of Control

#The Pakistan Army took advantage of the heavy firing by the BAT team comprising of Pakistan regulars and Mujahideen elements and effected the mutilation to the bodies of Indian soldiers

#Indian Army soldier Rajendra Kumar was critically injured in the cross fire and has been evacuated to the military hospital in Udhampur

#There are clearly-defined SOPs in place for the Army and BSF patrol parties, which are deployed along the LoC. However, there is an element of surprise with such raids, on account of which we need to revisit our SOPs to make our patrols more foolproof and avoid casualities of such nature

#BSF words under the command and control of the Indian Army, specific to carrying out patrols along the LoC in J&K

Meanwhile, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat, who arrived in Srinagar on Monday evening on a two-day visit, will hold a high-level meeting with top officials of the ministry of Defence and Army in the backdrop of barbaric attack committed by  Pakistani troops who killed and mutilated the bodies of two Indian soldiers in Poonch sector of Jammu.

Two Indian soldiers were killed and their bodies mutilated in an attack by the Pakistani troops on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

The attack was carried out by the Border Action Team (BAT), which generally comprises Pakistani army personnel and terrorists, under the cover of Pakistani shelling in Krishna Ghati Sector in Poonch district.

Indian Army had vowed an “appropriate” response to the “despicable?act”, which significantly took place a day after Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited some areas along the LoC and promised support to the Kashmiris.

Read | Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat to hold high-level meeting after two soldiers mutilated by Pak troops

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First Published : 02 May 2017, 10:16:00 AM