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Trail Of Blood On Roza Nala Indicates Killers Returned Across LoC With 'Body Parts' Of Indian Soldiers: Report

04/05/2017 9:01 AM IST | Updated 04/05/2017 9:01 AM IST
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A trail of blood on the Roza Nala in Jammu and Kashmir clearly indicates that the killers of two Indian soldiers returned across the Line of Control, the Indian government has told Pakistan. India yesterday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to demand action against Pakistani soldiers responsible for the beheading of two of its soldiers.

PTI reports: Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar conveyed India's "outrage at the killing and the barbaric act of mutilation of the bodies of two Indian soldiers on May one, 2017 by Pakistani army personnel."

"It was significant that the attack was preceded by covering fire from Pakistani posts in Battal sector (in vicinity of village Battal). Blood samples of the Indian soldiers that have been collected and the trail of blood on Roza Nala clearly shows that the killers returned across the Line of Control," it said.

Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh and BSF Head Constable Prem Sagar were slain by Pakistan Border Action Team (BAT) after sneaking 250 metres into Indian territory in Poonch of J&K on May 1.

Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen A K Bhatt had yesterday conveyed to his Pakistan counterpart that such a "dastardly and inhuman act" was beyond any norms of civility and merits unequivocal condemnation and response.

Sources told NDTV that "body parts of the soldiers were taken to the other side".

Top government sources told HuffPost India that New Delhi will double its efforts to isolate Pakistan in the international community, cut down on visas given to Pakistani nationals, and on the ground, the military will respond to aggression from across the border in equal measure.

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