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Machil encounter: India will give befitting reply to Pak, says Rijiju

india Updated: Nov 23, 2016 21:24 IST
MoS home Kiren Rijiju said Pakistan will be given a befitting reply for the killing to three soldiers along the LoC and apt steps are being taken.(PTI File Photo)

Minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that attack on Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday shows Pakistan’s frustration and added that a “befitting reply” would be given to those responsible.

“The activities are taking place because Pakistan is frustrated. It is unfortunate, they are being replied accordingly. We will give them a befitting reply. Apt steps are being taken by the forces. The action taken is as per the need,” he told the media outside Parliament.

Meanwhile, the Indian Army paid tributes to its soldiers General Manoj Kumar Kushwah, Rifleman Prabhu Singh and Shashank Kumar Singh, who were killed on Tuesday.

Chinar Corps Commander lieutenant general J S Sandhu and all ranks paid their homage to the martyrs in a solemn wreath laying ceremony held in B B Cantt Srinagar.

The Army said that it stands beside the families of the deceased soldiers in this hour of grief.

First Published: Nov 23, 2016 21:23 IST