New Delhi, Jan 16: Cornering Pakistan amid tension at Line of Control (LoC), India army on Wednesday, Jan 16 released pictures accusing Pakistan of planting landmines in Indian territory.
According to army officials, they had informed Pakistan regarding the photographs during flag meeting between government officials of both countries. However, Pakistan has denied all charges of initiating the aggression or entering Indian territory.
The photographs, released by the Indian Army today, show that the landmines were planted by Pakistani troops in Indian territory.
When pictures where shown to Pakistan side during meeting, it refused to accept and returned the photographs to Indian officials. Relation between the two neighbouring countries worsened when Pakistan continued to violate ceasefire on LoC even after meeting.
The Indian Army was quiet for sometime. However, finally on Monday, Jan 14, Army Chief General Bikram Singh broke his silence and warned Pakistan of retaliation. Singh has made it clear that the Indian soldiers deployed in Jammu and Kashmir will strike back strongly if there is any further provocation from their Pakistani counterparts.
Lance Naiks Hemraj and Sudhakar Singh were killed by Pakistani troops on Jan 8 in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan Army regulars took away the head of Hemraj as a trophy and also mutilated the body of the other soldier.