LoC killing: Name and shame Pak, says BJP

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 09, 2013 08:01 hrs

New Delhi: Condemning the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers by the Pakistan Army, BJP on Tuesday said it was a "warning" to India and asked the Government to place all facts before the international community so that Islamabad can be "named and shamed" before the world at large.

BJP leader Arun Jaitley also asked the Government to "clearly define the dos and donts" in relations with the neighbouring nation.

He said the brutal nature of the killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistanis shows the "real design behind this attack."

"This ceasefire violation is an unprovoked act of aggression by Pakistan. This obviously is intended to disturbed the environment of relationship between the two countries. The BJP is strongly condemns this unprovoked attack," Jaitley said.

"The brutality, which has been practiced on the two Indian soldiers, shows the real design behind this attack," he added.

"As far as this unprovoked attack is concerned, it is now incumbent on the Government of India, since Pakistan still continues to give denial, to collect the entire evidence including the identity of those Pakistani Army officials and the groups guarding particular area who are responsible for this assault, place all these facts before the international community so that Pakistan can be named and shamed before the world at large for this brutal attack," Jaitley said.

"This attack is also warning to India. A warning that in dealing with Pakistan is now extremely important that Government of India clearly define the red lines. It has to be very firm, very cautious and very clear in how to deal with Pakistan," he told reporters here.

Government "must clearly define the dos and don'ts particularly the red lines," he said.

In a significant escalation to the continuing series of cease-fire violations and infiltration attempts supported by the Pakistan Army, a group of their regular soldiers intruded across LoC in the Mendhar Sector on Tuesday.

Pakistan Army troops, having taken advantage of thick fog and mist in the forested area, were moving towards Indian posts when an alert area domination patrol spotted and engaged the intruders.

The firefight between Pakistan and Indian troops continued for approximately half an hour after which the intruders retreated back towards their side of LoC.

Two soldiers Lance Naik Hemraj and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh laid down their lives, one of whom was decapitated, while fighting Pakistani troops.

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