Soldiers’ beheading: India summons Pak HC Abdul Basit

RSTV Bureau
File phot: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit.

File photo: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit.

India Tuesday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit in connection with the beheading of two Indian security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan forces.

Basit was called in by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to convey India’s strong views on the incident, the external affairs ministry said.

The Indian Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt Gen A K Bhatt has conveyed to his Pakistan counterpart that such a dastardly and inhuman act was beyond any norms of civility and merits unequivocal condemnation and response.

Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh and BSF Head Constable Prem Singh were slain by Pakistan Border Action Team (BAT) by sneaking 250 metres into Indian territory in Poonch of J-K on May 1.