'Grave provocation by Pak Army': Indian Army's statement
All India | NDTV.com | Updated: January 08, 2013 21:27 IST
The Indian Army has issued a press release after two soldiers were killed and another two injured by Pakistani
army troops who crossed into Indian territory along the Line of Control.
Read full statement below:
PAKISTANI TROOPS INTRUDE ACROSS LC: TWO INDIAN SOLDIERS MARTYRED IN FIRE FIGHT
In a significant escalation to the continuing series of Cease Fire Violations and infiltration attempts supported by Pak Army, a group of their regular soldiers intruded across the Line of Control in the Mendhar Sect on 08 Jan 2013. Pak army troops, having taken advantage of thick fog & mist in the forested area, were moving towards own posts when an alert area domination patrol spotted and engaged the intruders. The fire fight between Pak and own troops continued for approximately half an hour after which the intruders retreated back towards their side of Line of Control. Two soldiers Lance Naik Hemraj and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh laid down their lives while fighting the Pak troops.
This is yet another grave provocation by Pak Army which is being taken up sternly through official channels.
Story First Published: January 08, 2013 19:32 IST