- 2 Indian soldiers killed in firing by Pakistan along Line of Control
- India retaliated by firing mortar bombs and grenades; army vows revenge
- "Extreme barbaric act": Arun Jaitley on mutilation of soldiers' bodies
The army has separately vowed revenge and in a statement spoke of "appropriate response". Army Chief General Bipin Rawat reached Srinagar on Monday evening.
Opposition parties urged the government to punish Pakistan, which has denied India's allegations.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that a strong action is called for.
I strongly condemn the barbaric and inhuman mutilation of our soldiers. We must react strongly and firmly.Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 1, 2017
The Congress did not keep politics out of the mix- it targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, stating on its Twitter account, "Pakistan has been attacking India with impunity. When is PM Modi planning to show off his '56 inch Chest' to them & send them cowering?"
On Sunday, Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited some areas along the Line of Control.
The soldiers killed on Monday were Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh, an army jawan, and Prem Sagar, a Border Security Force constable. Pakistan fired unprovoked on two army posts in the Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch along the Line of Control, said the army.
Left leader Sitaram Yechury said the surgical strikes carried out by India in September were meant to intimidate Pakistan and suggested the strategy has not worked.
In September, Indian soldiers crossed the Line of Control late at night to attack staging areas for terrorists in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and returned home safely before dawn. The action came days after Pakistani terrorists laid siege to an army base in Uri, leaving 19 military personnel dead in one of the worst attacks of its kind in Kashmir in decades.
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