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Indian Army asks Pakistan military to take back bodies of its personnel

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 04 August 2019, 10:52 AM
The Army had foiled an attack by BAT on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector. (File Photo)
The Army had foiled an attack by BAT on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector. (File Photo)

The Indian Army has asked Pakistan military to take back the bodies of five intruders killed during a failed infiltration bid by Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said Sunday.

The sources said that the Pakistan Army has been asked to approach by raising white flags and take possession of bodies which are lying on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC).

The Army had foiled an attack by BAT on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector, killing five to seven intruders.

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"A BAT attempt was made on one of the forward posts in Keran sector (in Kupwara district) and foiled by alert troops resulting in neutralising of five to seven Pak regulars/terrorists," defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.

The BAT generally comprises special forces personnel of the Pakistani Army and terrorists. Sources said the BAT attempt was made on the intervening night of July 31 and August 1.

At least four bodies, possibly of Pakistan Army's Special Service Group (SSG) commandos or terrorists, were seen in close proximity of an Indian post in the sector, the sources had said.

"Bofors guns have been used to hit at military targets inside the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) where terror camps are being aided and abetted by the Pakistan Army," India Today quoted sources in the Army as saying. "However, the Indian Army ensures that targets are only military and terrorists who are supported by the Pakistan Army," the source added.

The defence spokesperson on Saturday said Pakistan has made a number of attempts in the last 36 hours to disturb peace in the Valley and to target Amarnath Yatra.

With Agency Inputs

First Published: Sunday, August 04, 2019 10:41 AM
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