It is also learnt that while the Pakistani raiding party carried back the head of one of the two soldiers who were killed in the ambush, an attempt was also made to behead the second soldier. However, it was thwarted after Indian reinforcements arrived and engaged the Pakistani troops. Mutilation marks were also found on the chest and thighs of the two soldiers.
Sources said that while the 29 Balouch regiment is deployed in the sector where the ambush took place, the attack bore the trademark of SSG which has carried out similar raids in the past. The special unit, nicknamed the ‘Black Storks’, is known for its trademark black clothes and guerilla tactics — similar to details emerging from the accounts of two injured Indian soldiers.
It is learnt that an ambush party of 8-10 SSG commandos were lying in wait for the Indian troops who were carrying out a regular patrol along the Line of Control. Sources said the area where the ambush took place was vulnerable as the border fence that keeps out infiltrators is located almost 2 km inside Indian territory, given the difficult terrain.
The Indian party was conducting patrols ahead of the fence and barely a few hundred metres away from the demarcated LoC when it was ambushed. The two soldiers who got killed were a buddy pair acting as scouts for the patrol party. Both are believed to have been killed in the first burst of gunfire by the Pakistani soldiers.
The rest of the patrol party retaliated but the dense fog made it diffucult to spot the enemy. The exchange of fire lasted for almost 30 minutes, the time by which the Pakistani troops had beheaded one of the soldiers and returned to their side of the LoC.
The Indian Army has ordered an inquiry into the incident, including the circumstances in which the two soldiers got separated from the seven-man patrol party Tuesday morning. However, the Army ruled out any change in the standing operating procedures for patrolling on the LoC and dismissed suggestions that reinforcements would be required in the area. There was no reported breach of the ceasefire in the region on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Director General of Military Operations Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia called up his Pakistani counterpart to lodge a strong protest. While the Pakistani side denied its army was involved, Bhatia emphasised the point that mutilation of a soldier’s body was a gross violation of the rules of engagement of any civilised professional army.
Defence Minister A K Antony also termed the incident as “inhuman” and said the matter has been taken up with Pakistan. “Pakistan army’s action is highly objectionable. The way they treated the body of the Indian soldier is inhuman,” he said.
INSTEAD OF BANNING PAKISTANIS VISA, CONGRESS IS MAKING EASY WAYS TO BRING PAKISTANIS TO INDIA. SHAME ON CONGRESS. PAKISTANIS HATE INDIANS AND HAS GIVEN MANY EXAMPLES OF HATRED.
Why is India bending over backward to be friendly to that country whereas that country has always stabbed India in the back. The agenda that country(The Punjabi Muslims) has been pursuing, has already resulted in two pieces. And it is a matter of time before the remaining country would also break up. India just has to wait and see, and not help in postponing the break up, which is inevitable.
That why people keep on saying that the top leadership of the country should be strong enough to answer such attack. Don't expect any such things from our current gov......the country need leader who can take quick decision like Narendra modi.
Hi, Bcos of GoI response & Hindu bashing culture in general; i am surrendering Indian citizenship and accepting citizenship of western country. As i do not have any hope left for this country.
Failed on all counts. The Great country is sinking on all sides.
India is being seen as a soft power since we frequently resort to wait & watch policy and are too cautious in our responses. Its time the Indian Goverment thinks out of the box and comes up with innovative ideas to hurt Pakistan without getting into a direct military confrontation. There is immense intellectual capability among Indians and its time to put this to use for the interests of our country. Politicians should stop thinking about their own selfish agenda/self preservation and start thinking about India for a change. Does any politician or political party have the guts to sacrifice their own personal interest for that of the country???
I know for certainty that we do not have a wait and watch policy. We are quietly going to attck and behead several key Pak men. Just wait and watch.
Offence is the best weapon when one deals with rogues,and terrorists.Indian leaders must have thick skin to keep talking about peace with terrorist states and continue to live under fear.Let India do the same thing to Pakistani Rogues and let them go and cry to the world,not us.Let us pray for a living leadership for India.Well Lord Ram has to wage a war to bring Ravan under control.Our leaders must have sense and courage.
summon highcommissioner of pakistan have tea/coffee with him and if its OK then protest with them. Be nice with pakistan, that's the gutless and shameless position India has. If Prime minister's or Gandhi family's son or daughter were beheded like our brave soldiers then response would have been different. SHAME ON YOU INDIAN POLITICIANS
In true Islamic fashion the Pakis acted. How on earth can relations between Paki land and India ever return to normal Every Pakis dream is the complete annihilation of India from the map of the world and the first opportunity that will come up the Pakis will take unlike India.
If army personnel thinks that is the work of paki unit then they should have counter attacked Paki. position, they should not expect corrupt politician to do anything, they might be spending nights with Paki. acgtress like malik.