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Beheading of two soldiers dastardly act: Indian Army to Pakistan military

DGMO also conveyed full fire support was provided by Pak Army post in the vicinity of incident site

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Kiren Rijiju
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju laying a wreath at the coffin of BSF Head Constable Prem Sagar after it was brought at Palam Airport in New Delhi

The Indian on Tuesday told the Pakistani military that mutilating bodies of two soldiers was a "dastardly and inhuman act" which called for a response and unequivocal condemnation.

India's Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) spoke to his counterpart and expressed "grave concern" about the killing and beheading of two soldiers by in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in yesterday.

"The of the Indian conveyed that such a dastardly and inhuman act is beyond any norms of civility and merits unequivocal condemnation and response," the said in a statement.

The also conveyed to his Pakistani counterpart that "full fire" support was provided by the Pakistani Army post located in the vicinity of the incident site.

The army said the also conveyed India's concerns about the presence of (BAT) training camps in close vicinity of the in

The has already vowed an "appropriate" response to the "despicableact". The army has denied that it was involved in the attack.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had said yesterday that the "sacrifice (of the two killed) will not go in vain" and the Indian armed forces will react "appropriately" to the "inhuman act" of the Pakistani troops.

"This is a reprehensible and an inhuman act. Such attacks don't even take place during war, let alone during peace time. Bodies of soldiers being mutilated is an extreme form of barbaric act," the defence minister said.

The soldiers killed were Naib Subedar of 22 Sikh Infantry and Head Constable of 200th Battalion of

First Published: Tue, May 02 2017. 17:02 IST