As strong reactions by the government and political parties came, Pakistan High Commission Salman Bashir was summoned by Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, who conveyed India's “deepest concern and protest” over yesterday's attack in which two Indian soldiers were killed and their bodies subjected to “barbaric and inhuman mutilation”.
Pakistan was also asked to immediately investigate these actions that are in contravention of all norms of international conduct and ensure that these do not recur.
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said the Pakistan envoy was “spoken to in very strong terms” and the deepest concern and protest over the incident was conveyed. He called the incident “completely unacceptable”.
India's Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Maj Gen Ashfaq Nadeem to complain about the attack. A Pakistani military official said in Islamabad that Gen Nadeem rejected Indian army's contention of cross-Line of Control(LoC) firing by Pakistani troops and killing of any Indian soldier.
Referring to last month's Indo-Pak discussions on conventional CBMs, wherein maintaining the sanctity of the LoC, one of the most important CBMs between the two countries, was emphasised, Khurshid said, “Therefore violation of (ceasefire) that itself is something which is a matter of great concern. And that would obviously, if not immediately, contained will have adverse impact on what we have been trying to do for such a long time.”
Reacting sharply to the incident, Defence Minister A K Antony said, “Pakistan Army's action is highly provocative. The way they treated the dead bodies of Indian soldiers is inhuman....We are closely following the situation.”
In a gruesome attack, Pakistan regular soldiers crossed into Indian territory in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir yesterday and ambushed an Indian patrol killing two soldiers, one of whom was decapitated.
Khurshid also stressed the need “to make sure that whatever happened should not be escalated. We cannot and must not allow escalation of this very unwholesome event that has taken place.”
Khurshid also said, “The manner in which the bodies have been treated, of course, the manner is of very very deep concern.
“This has been conveyed as unacceptable. We are doing the best that is possible and I expect there would be some response from the other side. Our intent is being conveyed very clearly. Our anxiety has been conveyed very clearly. Now we would expect an appropriate response from other side. I think, once again we feel this is completely unacceptable.”
Reacting strongly, Congress said, “What Pakistan has done on our borders is unfortunate. Pakistan should not try our patience. We have lost our patience now.”
Alleging that the neighbouring country does not have respect for Line of Control, Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said, “We want good relations with all neighbouring countries including Pakistan. But Pakistan itself has put a question mark.”
Condemning the brutal killing, BJP said it was a “warning” to India and asked the government to place all facts before the international community so that Islamabad can be “named and shamed” before the world at large.
BJP leader Arun Jaitley also asked the government to “clearly define the dos and don'ts” in relations with the neighbouring nation.
“Pakistan must respect rules of engagement and the ceasefire agreement. How can we tolerate mutilation of our braves. Redlines must be drawn,” Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said in his tweets on the social networking site Twitter.
Mr. Maun Mohan is on a very long maun vrat which will last for 10 years...I don't know when he will speak....still hoping....
This is extremely disappointing and now, Government of India needs to tell Pakistan again the red lines and sensitive zones if they want to continue the peace talks. Pakistan is trying to provoke India. They have forgotten that they stand nowhere.
This govt. headed by Sonia's pet is good at only one thing!! Lathi-charge rape protesters at Delhi's India gate!! Detain peaceful protestors of Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party!! Mauni-Baba (Wo-Manmohan Singh)knows unless instructions come from Italy, he shouldn't even take a toilet-break!!!
I think this has been continuing since the days of Prithviraj Chouhan. These barbarians do not understand civility or diplomacy... a tooth for a tooth and a nail for a nail... that is the only language the mlecchaas will understand.. give them treatment like what Genghis Khan or the Crusaders did... they will get shit scared... but with the kind of eunuchs we have in the centre... I doubt...
Mr.Antony ...keep playing cricket..... take all members from your goverment to play cricket
The present case must be linked with our old case of mutilation of body of our Army officer whose father has requested the court for justice. This is a barbarous attitude and no person on uniform should do it. They should respect the uniform. Ofcourse both soldiers are enemies in comparing to their role but should not behead after death. I salute the brave Indian soldier who sacrificed his life for us. I join his grieved family in the sorrowful time. India always takes soft nature in settling the case while Pakistan takes maximum advantage. Example is the last visit of Mr. Rahman Malik. For the safety of Indians, please treat Pak as Terror country and discontinue all dealings with them. DONT TRUST PAK.
It's time we went aggressive and eliminated this cancer called Pakistan.
Robert Vadra was right, ours is banana republic and we are mango people. We prefer cricket with them over our the life of jawans who became martyrs for our country. We are responsible for the loss of our brave jawans.
GOI please wake up. These press statements can not be any consolation. We have to ACT and ACT appropriately.
When Tamil Fishermen are killed by Srilankan Navy , there is no patriotism flowing,Indian Coast Guard and Navy thisnks it is not their duty to Protect the fishermen ( just because they are Tamils) but when two soldiers are killed in Border , patriotism is flowing like river , so Tamils life is cheap while others' are precious . What a hypocracy of Indians
Gounda so now you bring regional into this very unfortunate and barbaric act by Pakis. Shame on you. The jawans were protecting the boarder so you and I can sleep peacefully. why dont u migrate to Srilanaka or Afganistan
dear mr goundamany, here you yourself is proving to be a hypocrite, by arguing on such issues at the time when we indians should mourn for our soldiers. jai hind. life is precious..north south east or west.
The Tamil (or any other)subnationalism puts me off. In fact, people such as you have proved to be the biggest hurdle in nationalistic feelings. Can't we have a pan-Indian outlook?
Goundamany Bhai Please dont't think like that. All parts of Bharat are valued same. But it is the Congress gov. which is good for nothing. In the case also this government will only lodge the protest and pak will continue dining the clams and the matter will continue for ever. So you please don%u2019t feel there is biasedness in government behavior. This Congress government will not take any action in either of the case. Till the time we should stay unite and should not get involved in this regional politics. Please be united !!
Mr.Goundamany, those killed nor not kashmiris or rajasthanis or Pubjabis etc. etc. It could perhaps be tamilians. But the outrage is that they have put their life on the line in defence of our motherland. Patriotism is their daily breath, bread and butter. They are not like hypocrates who take up tamil cause one day and making a U-turn on the next day when their comforts are threatened to be taken away.
When Tamil Fishermen are killed by Srilankans , there is no patriotism flowing, but when two soldiers are killed in Border , patriotism is flowing like river , so Tamils life is cheap while others' are precious . What a hypocracy of Indians
Had Indira was in Sonia's place, a full fledged war should have started by now. Pakistan soldiers are not human, Antony does not know this yet? Or has he not seen the father of the indian army officer complaining to the UN body??? Stupid fellw and the entire govt bearers are stupid in our country....
YES, IT IS SAD, LETS PLAY CRICKET...IT WILL EASE THE PAIN, BECAUSE INDIA/INDIANS DONT HAVE ANY SHAME..
.Disgrace to our army and our Nation.Our netas dont know the value of life.My request to our Indian Soliders "Please don't wait for the commands of your superiors, you may loose your precious life.Give tit for tat.Open up their tummies and take out the intestines. Create havoc! Fear should overcome them.Teach those pigs a lesson.
Mr.John, If you are so much disturebed , Why don't you go to the border and fight Pakistanis instead of wasting your time in showing your hollow courage .
India summons Pakistani officials regarding killing of two Indian soldiers. Salman Khurshit offered them irani chai and biscuits and requested them to cooperate with India by stopping the firing at the borders. Subsequently Khurshit offered them Hyderabadi chicken biryani and enquired about the train timings of samjhauta express between india pakistan. Khurshit wanted to make sure that the pakistanis are happy with the timings and train services. then khurshit offered thashmiri palao and was enquiring about any opportunities in pakistani to swallow funds allocated for physically challenged men. Mr. Khurshit told the pakistani team that he strictly follows shariah laws and does not want to swallow funds allocated for physically challenged women. it was reported, while leaving the pakistani delegation stole the wrist watch and pen of mr. khurshit as he is in the habit of going to trans whenever he meets pakis.
think about our soldiers, their family, their dreams... Y don't we reply to the call of blood of our brothers... we need those Pakistani soldiers... we need them, their blood... Nothing less..
This stupid minister cannot even talk proper English or Hindi and nobody can understand his verbal vomit. Unfortunately, such incompetent and senseless idiots are given such important ministry which they are totally incapable of handling. The only reply to this is to cross LOC and catch hold of 10 pakis and behead them. - For every one beheading there should be 10 beheading. When will stupid MMS wake up ?
Anthony's lungi has become wet in fear! What can you expect from a spineless half-dead septuagenarian? Remember he had fainted once while visiting the Kashmir frontiers due to low oxygen and a soldier had to carry him down like a child! That speaks volumes about him!!
Matter does not end just by calling treatment inhuman. Show guts and attack them. Pakis are not trustworthy.
Stupid Antony even school going small kids also know it is inhuman but tell us what action you are going to take?