Like in other parts of the country, the armed forces veterans here believe that Pakistan’s army barbaric act of beheading and mutilating the bodies of two Indian soldiers should be avenged. They strongly believe that more surgical strikes on terrorist camps across the border should be carried out to give fitting response to the enemy.
Sharing his views with media, Maj Gen Chander Nandwani (Retired) said that the retribution from our side should be severe and decisive. He expressed dismay on the words like ‘strong condemnation’ used by political leaders and said, “In such situations our actions should be louder than our words. The surgical strikes carried out by our armed forces across the line of control last year should not be a onetime affair and they should be the order of the day.’’
Another veteran, Col N S Rawat (Rtd) said that Pakistan only understands the language of bullet and it has no respect for peace. He said that beheading and mutilating the bodies of dead soldiers shows that it has no regard for any international convention or norm.
The President of Uttarakhand Ex Services league, Brigadier R S Rawat (Rtd) said, “I believe that we should not talk much about the revenge and should have faith in the capability of our armed forces. We should wait, I am sure that we will retaliate with full force.’’
The veterans though believe that our armed forces will not stoop to such measures like beheading and mutilating the bodies of soldiers.
On Monday, a patrol team of Indian Army was attacked by Pakistani BAT (Border action Team) that had set up an ambush at around 250 meters inside the Indian Territory in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. In the cover fire provided by personnel of 647 Mujahid battalion, the Border Actoion Team (BAT) comprising of terrorists and highly trained commandos of Special Forces of Pakistan sneaked into Indian side and carried out the cowardly and barbaric act of mutilating and beheading bodies of two members of Indian security forces.