Divasted by the heavy fireing of Indian side which wiped off 2 Pakistani posts and 7 soldiers, the top army commanders of Pakistan decided to talk to Indian side today over the hotline. Today, Indian army gave befitting reply to an action by the Pakistani special forces team in which they sneaked about 250 metres into the Indian territory along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir and beheaded two Indian security personnel. The hotline contact between the Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of Pakistan and India was established at 11.30 AM, as reported by Pakistani news channel Geo News.
Pakistan’s border action team (BAT) yesterday crossed into the Indian side as the Pakistan Army launched heavy rocket and mortar firing on two forward posts in the Krishna Ghati sector. In this unproved attack they killed a junior commissioned officer (JCO) and a Border Security Force head constable and mutilated their bodies. However, as their usual tactic Pakistan rejected Indian allegations of ceasefire violation and mutilation of bodies of Indian soldiers. In a deperate effort to stop further damages on their side, Pakistan Army said it hopes prudence is exercised and no steps are taken that may lead to the vitiating of the environment and affect peace along LoC. The statement also said that Pakistan remains fully committed to maintaining peace and tranquillity along the LoC and expects the same from the other side.
Beside the retaliatory action by armed forces, the incident evoked a sharp reaction from India with Defence Minister Arun Jaitley earier today saying such attacks do not even take place during war and that the whole country has full faith in the armed forces. “Bodies of soldiers being mutilated is an extreme form of barbaric act. Government of India strongly condemns this act. The whole country has full faith in our armed forces which will react appropriately to the act,” Jaitley had said.