Taking strong exception to the killing of a Border Security Force jawan, whose throat was slit by Pakistani troops along the International Border near Jammu, Home minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday asked the BSF to take strongest possible action against those Pakistani jawans who were involved in this dastardly act, news agency PTI reported.
According to the report, the home minister’s stern message was conveyed to the top brass of the border guarding force which is deployed along the highly volatile Indo-Pak border.
The BSF jawan's throat was slit and his body bore multiple bullet injuries. The missing trooper was found killed by Pakistani troops in the Jammu region, in a first-of-its-kind barbaric act against Indian forces along the International Border.
Another official said the BSF is expected to take some "pro-active" action against the Pakistan Rangers to "avenge" the mutilation of the jawan's body.
The brutal incident in the Ramgarh sector yesterday was reminiscent of similar attacks in the past on Indian security forces along the Line of Control.
The officials said a "high alert" has been sounded for all formations along the 192-km-long International Border and the 740-km LoC, which is manned by the Army.
(With PTI inputs)