Take back bodies of BAT infiltrators: Army to Pak

Take back bodies of BAT infiltrators: Army to Pak

 

New Delhi, Aug 4: The Indian Army has offered its Pakistan counterpart to take back the dead bodies of Border Action Team (BAT) army regulars and militants who were killed during an infiltration attempt on Saturday.
Pakistani army has been offered to approach with a white flag to take back the bodies, the Indian Army said on Sunday, adding that the neighbouring country is yet to respond.
“We have offered Pakistan Army to take over the dead bodies (of 5-7 Pak BAT army regulars/militants). Pakistan army has been offered to approach with a white flag and take over the dead bodies for last rites, they are yet to respond,” Indian Army said.
The Indian Army on Saturday said they foiled an infiltration attempt by Pakistani BAT in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keran sector while eliminating five-seven Pakistani Army regulars and militants.
“In the last 36 hours, the Indian Army has foiled an infiltration attempt by a Pakistani BAT (Border Action Team) squad in Keran Sector. Five-seven Pakistani army regulars/militants eliminated; their bodies are lying on the LoC, not retrieved yet due to heavy firing,” Indian Army had said in a statement.
Border Action Teams (BATs) are small units made up of Pakistani Special Forces and militants who conduct raids across the Line of Control (LoC).
The Indian Army officials have said that there has been a desperate attempt to revive militancy and push militants from the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and other militant groups in Kashmir.
Keeping the security of citizens in mind, the Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday had issued a security advisory for tourists and Amarnath pilgrims urging them to curtail their stay in the Valley immediately.
The LoC in the last few days has been volatile with the two armies frequently trading heavy fire including the use of higher calibre weapons.
The security forces have also recovered an American made M24 sniper rifle and mine with Pakistani Ordnance Factory (POF) markings on it.
On Saturday, Pakistan alleged that the Indian Army had used cluster ammunition, a claim vehemently rejected by Indian Army.
Indian Army dismissed the allegations as “yet another Pak lie.”