Pakistan Army action highly provocative: Antony

New Delhi, Jan 9 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday termed highly provocative the Pakistani soldiers infiltration into the Indian territory along the Line of Control in which kill two jawans were killed.

The attack took place along the LoC in Poonch district when Pakistanis came about 100 metres into the Indian territory and assaulted the Army patrol party.

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 while fighting Pakistani troops.

Antony said, “The Pakistani Army’s action is highly provocative. The way they treated the dead body of the Indian soldiers is inhuman.”

The Defence Minister added that Indian will convey its protest to the Pakistani government.

India has summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir to lodge a protest over the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani Army troops.

The Ministry of External Affairs has summoned the envoy in afternoon. (ANI)

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