Terming the killing of a BSF jawan by Pakistani troops as “barbaric”, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that India will take up the issue with Pakistan in an "appropriate" manner.
The missing BSF jawan was found dead with his throat slit and the body bearing multiple bullet injuries in Jammu region.
It was a first-of-its-kind barbaric act against Indian forces by the Pakistani troops along the International Border.
"We are ascertaining the facts on this matter...I can say (it is) a barbaric incident which not only defies logic, not only defies civilised behaviour, but also is against all international norms," MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.
He said the BSF had strongly taken up the matter with their counterpart on the Pakistani side.
"It is a very serious issue and definitely we will take it up with the Pakistani side in an appropriate manner," he said.
(With PTI inputs)