By IDU Analysis
January 12, 2013
IDU asks if Government felt need for a CDS in the recent case when One Rajputana Rifle soldier was beheaded along the LOC and another killed ? The answer is attempted.
From early Jan this year the the Line of Control(LOC) between India and Pakistan seems to have been ‘tense’ as Army claims. Army states that Pakistan as in the past, planned to infiltrate terrorists in to India. It is also reported, that the fence India has set up at great expense along the LOC is some times some few meters inside India and Pakistanis cut and damage the fence.
Around 6th Jan Pakistani troops first shelled an Indian post in Uri area and injured civilians of a village while trying to send in infiltrators and Indian Army to stop this, shelled Pakistani posts and one Pakistan soldier from Baluch regiment was killed. The Indian High Commissioner/ rep was called up in Islamabad and a demarche was given. IDU is sure all three service Chiefs and one of them as Chairman COS ACM NAK Browne was fully briefed on what exactly happened and their advice with Army Chief as fulcrum taken. Media reports can be misleading.
Thereafter on 8th Jan in the cold and in foggy conditions, in thickly forested hilly area some distance from a place called Mendhar ( Where a Senior Retired General who has knowledge says Pakistani post has advantage) an Army Domination Team of not more than 10-12 operating 500 -600 meters inside Indian side of LOC in the fog, got into a fire fight and in the firing from Baluch regiment it seems the two scouts ahead of the team were found mutilated and killed when the team assembled. One killed soldier’s head was missing, surely be-headed. This was serious. IDU is sure the political set up, NSA, PMO, NSC and Defence Secretary and the most important segment of India that is responsible for India’s Integrity, honour and borders on land sea and air the Armed Forces Service Chiefs must have been jointly briefed and asked for advice what India can and needs to do. Each chief must have offered advice for politicians and NSA to take decisions.