The Indian Army on Sunday requested its Pakistani counterpart to take again the physique of a Pak soldier killed yesterday whereas making an attempt to infiltrate the Line of Management (LoC) within the Keran sector of J&Ok’s Kupwara.
“An try by the BAT (the Pak Army’s Border Motion Crew) was made yesterday in Keran sector. Swift motion by troops on the LoC foiled the bid and eradicated the terrorist – a Pakistan nationwide,” Main Common AS Pendharkar, GOC 28 Infantry Division, mentioned.
A senior military officer had mentioned the soldier – recognized as Mohammad Shabir Malik – might have been a member of the Pakistan Army’s Border Motion Crew, or BAT.
Main Common Pendharkar mentioned the incident web site was situated on the Pakistan aspect of “our anti-infiltration impediment system… what is known as because the ‘fence'”.
Outlining the operation, Main Common Pendharkar mentioned the infiltration try was noticed early. “Ambushes had been laid and the infiltrator eradicated. The physique was recovered, with one AK rifle, ammunition, and 7 grenades. Surveillance of space continues to be in progress,” he mentioned.
“This clearly establishes Pakistan continues to sponsor cross-border terror. A hotline communication has been made to the Pakistan Army from our aspect, asking them to take again the physique of killed particular person,” mentioned Gen Pendharkar.
A search of his belongings revealed a Pakistan nationwide ID card and vaccination certificates issued by that nation’s Ministry of Well being. The picture on the cardboard exhibits the person in a Pak armed forces uniform.
The Main Common mentioned the try was a “full breach” of the ceasefire settlement between the 2 nations that was introduced in February final yr.