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Indian Army asks Pakistan to take back bodies of intruders killed in Sunderbani sector

Two heavily armed Pakistani intruders and three Army soldiers were killed Sunday in the gunfight after the Army foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Sunderbani sector.

Published: 23rd October 2018 08:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd October 2018 08:44 AM   |  A+A-

Indian Army

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: The Army on Monday warned Pakistan to restrain the terrorists operating from its soil, a day after killing two heavily-armed Pakistani "intruders" in a gunfight in Sunderbani sector of Jammu on Sunday, official sources said.

They said the Army has also asked the Pakistan military to take back bodies of the two "intruders", who were wearing combat uniforms and believed to be members of Pakistani Border Action Team, they said.

Two heavily armed Pakistani intruders and three Army soldiers were killed Sunday in the gunfight after the Army foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Sunderbani sector.

The sources said Pakistan Army has been informed, through established communication channels, to take possession of the bodies of the "hostile Pakistani nationals" and that a "stern warning" was also conveyed to the military of the neighbouring country to restrain the terrorists operating from its soil.

The incident on Sunday took place at around 1:20 PM.

The sources said five to six Pakistani intruders crossed the LoC and fired on Indian Army patrol in the Sunderbani sector.

Three soldiers of Eight Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAKLI), Havildar Kaushal Kumar of Nowshera (Rajouri), lance naik Ranjeet Singh of Doda and rifleman Rajat Kumar Basan of Pallanwala (Jammu), were killed while rifleman Rakesh Kumar of Samba suffered injuries in the gunfight.

The sources said since the talks between DGMOs (Director General of Military Operations) of the two countries on May 29, the Indian Army has been maintaining "utmost restraint" to uphold the ceasefire pact along the LoC despite regular provocative actions from across the border.

However, Pakistan Army has been vigorously attempting to send terrorists across the LoC and seven infiltration bids have been foiled by the Indian Army since May 30, in which 23 terrorists have been killed.

Reports suggest a concentration of a large number of terrorists in launch pads across the border, desperate to infiltrate into India before the onset of winter.

Sources said the Army was ready to deal with any challenge along the LoC which has been witnessing frequent incidents of cross-border firing since January.

The Indian Army has been adopting a "tough" approach in dealing with ceasefire violations and terrorist activities in Jammu and Kashmir in the last one year.



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  • Ranae Mumbai

    The Indian Army had been alert and killed 23 intruders since May 2018 In SunderbavanYesterday two heavily armed terrorists dressed in Pakistan army uniforms had been killed by the IndianArmy in the Sunderbans area and the Pakistan ???????? army had been asked to take back the bodies of their soldiers The newly elected PM Mr ImranKhanis not able to control the army which is the route cause of the terrorists in their country and to improve their Economyr Imran khan should follow the cease fire ???? strictly to resume the peace talks with ???????? India and should not allow the Chinese army to take upper hand which would be determintal to the Sourghinityof Pakistan ????????
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