In a barbaric attack, Pakistan on Monday killed and mutilated two security personnel along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi condemned the attack. On his official Twitter account, he wrote, Strongly condemn this barbaric & disgraceful act. Govt must move beyond platitudes and hold Pakistan to account.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said in Delhi that the "sacrifice (of the two killed) will not go in vain" and the Indian armed forces will react "appropriately" to the "inhuman act" of the Pakistani troops.
"This is a reprehensible and an inhuman act. Such attacks do not take place during war," he said.
"Bodies of soldiers being mutilated is an extreme form of barbaric act. The government of India strongly condemns this act. The whole country has full faith in our armed forces which will react appropriately to the act," Jaitley said.
Demanding a tit-for-tat response, BJP MP R K Singh, a former Union home secretary, said,"Pakistan understands only one language and therefore we need to kill more Pakistani soldiers and give them the same treatment."
Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, by engaging in such action, Pakistan was scripting its own destruction. CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury condemned Pakistan but added that the government should set its own house in order first and not let such incidents happen.
Yechury said such action by Pakistan's special forces should not be tolerated, but added,"we should also not give them the opportunity for such things to happen. We need to set our own house in order."
He said eventually all matters (relating to the restive state) would have to be resolved diplomatically and that the government should consult the opposition which was kept in the dark about issues between the two countries.
BJP's national spokesperson Nalin Kohli said it appears that "inhumanity and barbarism" has become the norm in Pakistan."This act will not go unpunished as under Prime Minister Narendra Modi the army has not been restrained from responding to Pakistan's unprovoked ceasefire violations," he said.
(With PTI Inputs)