New Delhi: To prove that an infiltration had been undertaken by the Pakistan army into Indian soil earlier this month, the Indian Army on Wednesday released photographs of landmines allegedly planted by Pakistani troops.
In a statement, the Army said that it had shared these photographs with Pakistan at the recently held brigadier-level flag meeting at Chakan-Da Bagh in the Poonch Sector, where the two sides discussed the repeated ceasefire violations. Pakistan has denied all charges of initiating the aggression.
According to various media reports, the photographs of the landmine devices have clear markings that show they were manufactured in ordnance factories in Pakistan. The mines were reportedly recovered in an area dominated by Indian troops.
Defence ministry sources were quoted by a television channel as saying that Pakistan had refused to accept the file with the photographs and returned it to the Indian officials.
At the meeting, India lodged a strong protest against the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the line of control (LoC) and also expressed concern at the barbaric way Pakistani troops treated the bodies of the two Indian soldiers who were killed last week. However, the Pakistani side, the Army said, denied all charges and was "adamant and arrogant" in its attitude. New Delhi has expressed unhappiness over the outcome of the meeting.