Day after Pak ambush, Indian Army recovers body of Pakistani gunman killed on LoC
The border patrol of the Indian Army had killed two BAT gunmen on Thursday afternoon in retaliatory fire in Chakan-da-Bagh area of KG sector along the Line of Control.india Updated: Jun 23, 2017 23:59 IST
A day after Pakistan army’s Border Action Team (BAT) ambushed and killed two Indian soldiers, the Indian Army on Friday retrieved the body of a Pakistani gunman from the conflict area in Khari Karmara of the Krishna Ghati sector in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
The border patrol of the Indian Army had killed two BAT gunmen on Thursday afternoon in the retaliatory fire in the Chakan-da-Bagh area of KG sector along the Line of Control, the de facto border between the two nations.
While fleeing the Pakistani gunmen carried one of the two dead bodies of their colleagues, the second one remained in the conflict area, said an intelligence official. It was within the visual reach of the Indian Army and it was retrieved cautiously, he added.
The slain gunman, who could be seen wearing Pakistani army fatigues, is suspected to be a commando of the special services group (SSG) of the Pakistani army, he said. The BAT is a rogue force of heavily armed terrorists and army regulars. These teams often sneak into the Indian side of the LoC and ambush patrols.
The BAT killed naik Sandip Jadhav and sepoy Savan Mane, both from Maharashtra, on Thursday around 2pm.
A couple of hours before the attack, 31-member team of Pakistan Rangers and Border Security Personnel (BSF) exchanged gifts and sweets at the Chamliyal Mela in Ramgarh sector of Samba district, 45 km from Jammu.
Thursday’s BAT attack was third this year so far. On May 1, India lost junior commissioned officer Paramjit Singh of Amritsar and BSF head constable Prem Sagar of Dewaria in Uttar Pradesh in a similar attack in the KG Basin sector.
Their bodies were mutilated and heads were taken away, an act that triggered international outrage against Pakistan.
The two slain soldiers on Thursday were not mutilated.
First Published: Jun 23, 2017 12:56 IST