Pakistan Army raises white flag to recover bodies of two soldiers killed in firing along Line of Control

Sources in the Army said that on 10-11 September, Indian Army troops killed Sepoy Ghulam Rasool in Hajipur sector of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK)

Asian News International September 14, 2019 16:29:00 IST
Pakistan Army raises white flag to recover bodies of two soldiers killed in firing along Line of Control
  • The Pakistan Army was forced to raise the 'white flag' to recover the body of its soldiers killed by the Indian Army

  • Sources in the Army said that on 10-11 September, Indian Army troops killed Sepoy Ghulam Rasool in Hajipur sector of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

  • While attempting to recover the body of the Punjabi Muslim soldier, another Pakistani Punjabi Muslim soldier was killed

New Delhi: The Pakistan Army was forced to raise the “white flag" to recover the body of its soldiers killed by the Indian Army in a robust retaliation to the ceasefire violations (CFV) by the Pakistani side.

The white flag is meant to signify surrender or seeking truce.

Pakistan Army raises white flag to recover bodies of two soldiers killed in firing along Line of Control

Representational image of Pakistan Army. AFP

Sources in the Army said that on 10-11 September, Indian Army troops killed Sepoy Ghulam Rasool in Hajipur sector of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). Sepoy Rasool hailed from Bahawalnagar, a province in Pakistani Punjab.

Initially, Pakistani soldiers tried to recover the body by intensifying ceasefire violation. While attempting to recover the body of the Punjabi Muslim soldier, another Pakistani Punjabi Muslim soldier was killed.

Army sources said the Pakistan Army could not recover the bodies despite repeated attempts for over two days.

On 13 September, the Pakistan Army raised the white flag and recovered the bodies.

Indian Army respects the dead and so permitted the same, said sources.

It is pertinent to note that the Pakistan Army did not try to take back the bodies of its 5-7 soldiers and terrorists killed on 30 and 31 July in Keran sector. It is believed that those killed were not from Punjab.

Sources said those killed in Keran sector must have been Kashmiris or soldiers from Northern Light Infantry (NLI).

Pakistan had disowned its soldiers killed in Kargil war as well, and Indian soldiers performed their last rites even on icy heights during the war.

“Pakistan treats Kashmiris and NLI troops as cannon fodder. Punjabi Muslims rule the roost, whether Army, politics, social life or national resources,” said sources.

Sources said the Pakistan Army, which is dominated by Punjabi Muslim Generals and has more than 70 percent of troops from that area, always tries its best to retrieve bodies of Punjabi soldiers killed in action.

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