In a shocker, a video clip uploaded on youtube shows a Pakistani soldier sharing details of Captain Saurabh Kalia's encounter, who was killed in 1999 just before the Kargil war broke out, at an Army function.
Addressing the audience at an Army function, Pakistai soldier Nayak Gul boasted about his ‘heroism’ and admitted that he and his fellow soldiers had killed India's Captain Kalia and five of his platoon members.
Gul also claimed that Kalia and others had crossed the Line of Control (LoC) into Pakistan and hence were shot dead.
Captain Kalia and other soldiers were captured by Pakistan and allegedly tortured brutally during the war that lasted from May to July in 1999. He and the five others were captured on May 15, 1999 and were in captivity for more than 20 days.
After their bodies were handed over to India, the autopsy reports revealed extreme torture including cigarette burns, ear drums pierced with hot iron rods and amputated limbs.
The 23-year-old from the 4 Jat Regiment was the first Indian Army officer to observe and report the large-scale intrusion by the Pakistani Army into the Indian side of the Line of Control in the Kargil sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
While speaking to a news channel, Captain Saurabh Kalia's father NK Kalia said, "The Army has admitted to the encounter in mid-May 1999. All through these years, right from their ex-President Musharraf to any of their Generals, they have never admitted that this incident happened."