Indian Army vice Chief Sarath Chand warns Pakistan and said that Pakistani Army will have to face consequences for the attack on Indian soldiers. Earlier, Indian Army chief, Gen Bipin Rawat visited the forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) and urged troops to remain alert.
While responding to Pakistan Army’s dastardly act of mutilating bodies of two Indian soldiers Sarath Chand said, “Killing of the two soldiers and beheading them showed frustration of the Pakistan military and asserted that it will never be able to justify the action. I do not want to say what we will do. Instead of speaking, we will focus on our action at a time and place of our choosing,” he told reporters.
“They (Pakistani army) have said it was not done by their forces. Then who did it. Their people came to our area and did it. They will have to take responsibility and face consequences for it,” Chand said.
The army chief, who was on a two-day visit to Kashmir since yesterday, was accompanied by Northern Army Commander Lt Gen D Anbu and Srinagar-based Corps Commander Lt Gen J S Sandhu.
During his interaction with the troops at the forward areas General Rawat reassured them that the entire nation stands behind its soldiers in their “brave endeavours to safeguard the country’s sovereignty and integrity and maintaining peace” in the Valley.
On Monday, the two soldiers of a joint patrol team of the Army and the Border Security Force were ambushed by BAT 200 metres from the LoC in KG sector opposite Battal in PoK and two soldiers were killed and their bodies mutilated.
The attack came a day after Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited areas along the LoC opposite Krishna Ghati sector.
BATs are used by Pakistan for raids across the LoC. Pakistan’s elite Special Services Group forms the core of BATs but terrorists too are known to join them.