Soon after the mutilation of Army jawans by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT), the Indian forces launched a solid retaliation in which at least 2 Pakistani bunkers were ruined in the firing, and seven Pakistani soldiers were killed, as per a report in India Today. However, there is no official confirmation in this regard.
According to ABP News, two loaded bunkers of Pakistani camp were damaged late in the evening by the BSF. The bunkers of the Pakistani camp were placed in Pimpal and Kirpan near the Krishna Ghati sector, reported Aaj Tak.
The retaliatory assault of Indian Army was launched soon after the Army’s Northern Command cautioned an ‘appropriate response’ to the mutilation of Indian jawans. As per Gen DS Hooda, former chief of Army’s Northern Command, Pakistan had “pre-planned the attack” against India.
The Pakistani forces launched uncalled-for firing in Poonch sector earlier in the day, in a bid to allow their BAT to intrude up to 250 metres in the Indian territory and attack the patrolling party.
The deceased Indian Army jawans were identified as Naib Subedar Pramajeet Singh of the 22nd Sikh Regiment and Head Constable Prem Sagar, belonging to the 200th BSF battalion.
“It was an act of extreme barbarism. Such assaults are not carried out even during wars, let alone peace,” said defence minister Arun Jaitley. “An appropriate retaliation would be launched by the armed forces,” he added.
However, Pakistan denied mutilating the Indian jawans. “Pakistan Army is a highly professional force and shall never disrespect a soldier even Indian,” Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said, accusing India of dispersing false propaganda to defame their Army.