Approach with white flag to take away bodies of BAT infiltrators: Army to Pak
   Date :05-Aug-2019

 
NEW DELHI:
 
INDIAN Army has offered Pakistan Army to take over the dead bodies of Border Action Team (BAT) army regulars and terrorists who were killed during an attempt to infiltrate into India. Pakistan Army has been offered to approach with a white flag to take over the bodies, the Indian Army said on Sunday. “We have offered Pakistan army to take over the dead bodies (of 5-7 Pak BAT army regulars/terrorists). Pakistan Army has been offered to approach with a white flag and take over the dead bodies for last rites,” 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 Pakistani army regulars and terrorists. “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 Pakistani army regulars/terrorists eliminated; their bodies are lying on the LoC, not retrieved yet due to heavy firing,” Indian Army said in a statement.
 
Border Action Teams (BATs) are small units made up of Pakistani Special Forces and terrorists who conduct raids across the Line of Control (LoC). The Indian Army officials have said that there has been a desperate attempt to revive terrorism and push terrorists from the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and other terror groups in Kashmir. Keeping citizens security in mind, 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 two armies frequently trading heavy fire including the use of higher caliber 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.
 
Pak Army denies claim of LoC incursion
 
ISLAMABAD:
 
THE Pakistan army has denied the Indian claim about action by Pakistani army regulars and militants across the Line of Control and that their bodies were lying on the Indian side. The Indian Army on Saturday said that it has foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing five to seven intruders. Pakistan Army spokesman Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Saturday night denied the Indian claim as “mere propaganda” and said that India was “trying to divert attention of the world form the situation of Kashmir.” Similarly, the Foreign Office also issued a statement at about midnight to reject the claims by India. “We reject Indian allegations of cross-LOC action by Pakistan and possession of bodies,” FO said.