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Indian Army Raises Strong Protest Over Soldiers Killing

On Sunday afternoon, five to six Pakistani intruders crossed the LoC and fired at an Indian Army patrol in the Sunderbani sector. In the ensuing gunfight, two heavily-armed Pakistani intruders and three Indian soldiers from 8 JAK LI unit were killed.

Besides military level, New Delhi has also raised the issue at diplomatic level with Pakistan. On Tuesday morning, the Pakistan High Commissioner based in New Delhi was summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs. The MEA in a statement said that the Pakistan High Commission official was summoned to the MEA and a demarche was made, lodging strong protest over the loss of lives of Indian soldiers during the cross-border infiltration bid by Pakistani terrorists.

“It was informed that two Pakistani armed intruders have been killed by the Indian security forces during the ensuing firefight and the government of Pakistan should take custody of the dead bodies of its nationals,” the MEA said. However, the Army sources said that Pakistan is yet to respond to India’s demand.

Official sources claimed that the two bodies are suspected to be of Pakistani soldiers and that the Indian Army will dispose off the bodies if nobody comes to receive them. Indian Army has claimed that it has been exercising “utmost restraint” to uphold the ceasefire pact along the LoC after the last talks between the DGMOs of the two countries on May 29. The Pakistan army, however, has been  regularly carrying out provocative actions from across the border. Source: The Week