Dubbing the act of Pakistan of mutilating two Indian soldiers as ‘reprehensible and inhuman,’ the Centre on Monday said they had faith in the Armed forces and would react appropriately to the barbaric act.
Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said such attacks do not even take place during war, let alone peace.
“This is a reprehensible and an inhuman act. Such attacks don’t even take place during war, let alone peace. Bodies of soldiers being mutilated is an extreme form of barbaric act. The Government of India strongly condemns this act and the whole country has full confidence and faith in our armed forces which will react appropriately to this inhuman act. The sacrifice of these two soldiers will not go in vain,” Jaitley said.
Earlier, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also condemned the act, saying Pakistan was inviting its own ruin.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy said it was a mistake to have created Pakistan, adding that India was ready for a war.
Pakistan yesterday mutilated bodies of two Indian soldiers who were killed earlier in a ceasefire violation at Jammu and Kashmir’s Krishna Ghati sector. The Indian Army confirmed the news, releasing a statement on Twitter.
“Pak Army 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 a unsoldierly 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,” read the Indian Army’s statement. -AGENCIES