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Machil encounter: India to give befitting reply to Pak, says Rijiju

Updated: Nov 23, 2016 17:31 IST
New Delhi [India], Nov. 23 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that yesterday's attack on Indian soldiers along the Line of Control in Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district shows Pakistan's frustration and added that a befitting reply would be given to those responsible.

"The activities are taking place because Pakistan is frustrated. It is unfortunate, they are being replied accordingly. We will give them a befitting reply. Apt steps are being taken by the forces. The action taken is as per the need," he told the media outside Parliament.

Meanwhile, the Indian Army paid rich tributes to its soldiers Grenadier Manoj Kumar Kushwah, Rifleman Prabhu Singh and Shashank Kumar Singh, who were killed yesterday.

Chinar Corps Commander Lieutenant General J.S. Sandhu and all ranks paid their homage to the martyrs in a solemn wreath laying ceremony held in B.B. Cantt Srinagar.

The Army said that it stands beside the families of the brave hearts in this hour of grief. (ANI)