JK News Today

Srinagar, October 29

The death toll of the soldiers  lost in Machil sector in Kupwara has risen  to three in the past three days  as one BSF trooper was also killed on Saturday  morning .

According to  army sources,  the BSF  trooper fell  to the bullets fired from across the Line of Control  ( LoC) in Machil sector. This gunfight has been  termed as an “ encounter” by the Indian army, which  increasingly  looks like a direct encounter  between Indian and Pakistani troops .

This  “encounter” by its dimension and scale suggests that  it is far bigger  gun battle than it has given out to be .

The worst part of the  encounter  is that the adversary beheaded one of the Indian soldiers Manjeet Singh. It is not clear whether the terrorists did it , or the Pakistani regulars executed this act of “barbarism” .

The army would have to come clear on its statement  which it issued late Friday night, which read : “In an encounter close to the Line of Control in Machhal Sector, in the evening of 28th Oct 16, one soldier has been martyred and one terrorist killed”.

In a despicable act, the terrorist mutilated the body of the Indian Army Soldier before fleeing into POK, supported by covering fire from Pak Army posts. This barbarism is a true reflection, which pervades official and non-official organisations across the border. “This act will invite an appropriate response,” Indian army said.