Pakistani ceasefire violation: 2 Jawans killed, mutilated

01 May 2017 | Written by Gaurav Jeyaraman; Edited by Ramya
Pakistan's incessant ceasefire violations

In the first ceasefire violation by Pakistan this month, an Indian BSF jawan and an Army soldier were martyred in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pakistan reportedly fired upon 2 border posts, and simultaneously launched an attack on an Indian troop patrol operating between these posts.

The two Indian soldiers' bodies were also mutilated by Pakistani troops.

In context: Pakistan's incessant ceasefire violations

IntroductionFour Indo-Pak wars fought

After the partition of British India in 1947 and creation of India and Pakistan, both the nations have been involved in four wars.

The separation, as expected by leading politicians, should have created peaceful relations.

However, issues like sharing waters of the Indus river system and who gets administrative control over Kashmir remained.

3 out of the 4 wars have been over Kashmir.

FiguresPakistan has scant regard for International Borders

In 2015, there were 152 ceasefire violations along the LoC and 253 along the International border.

In 2016, there were 228 instances of ceasefire violation along the LoC, while there were 221 instances of ceasefire violation along the international border.

Figures reveal that since India conducted surgical strikes in PoK, Pakistan has carried out over 75 ceasefire violation on the borders.

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01 May 2017Pakistani ceasefire violation: 2 Jawans killed, mutilated

Jawans mutilated, Army vows response

Reports indicated that the bodies of the two jawans were mutilated. The Indian Army's Northern Command called it "an unsoldierly act by the Pak army" which "will be appropriately responded."

03 May 2017DGMO calls soldiers' mutilation a 'dastardly' act, Pakistan denies involvement

In a telephonic conversation on Tuesday, the director general of military operations (DGMO) of India condemned the mutilation of the 2 Indian soldiers, calling it "dastardly and inhuman."

Lt. Gen AK Bhatt told his Pakistani counterpart that the incident deserves an unequivocal response.

However, Pakistan denied the involvement of its troops on Monday in an attack on an Indian patrol in Jammu and Kashmir.

AK Antony compares to Congress again

Condemning the mutilation of Indian soldiers by Pakistan, former defence minister A.K. Antony said "During our time, only one such incident happened...But here it has happened thrice. It has affected the morale of the Indian Army. It puts a question on the security structure."
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03 May 2017India: Blood trail is evidence of Pak role in beheadings

Foreign secretary S Jaishankar told Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit that there was a blood trail that proved that the perpetrators of the beheadings of Indian soldiers along the LoC were from Pakistan.

He said the blood-trail "clearly shows that the killers returned across the line of control."

However, Pakistan continues to deny involvement, asking India for "actionable evidence" on the claims.

04 May 2017Evidence of "active participation" by Pakistan in soldiers' mutilation: Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley rejected Pakistan's denial of involvement in the mutilation of two Indian soldiers, saying circumstances point to "active participation" by their army.

"…Cover firings were provided, those who carried out this act were helped to escape at such a heavily-guarded border…," he mentioned as facts.

Asked about possible counter moves, Jaitley replied, "Place your trust on our army."