JD (U) for action against Pak after terrorists kill, mutilate Indian soldier

| Updated: Oct 30, 2016 13:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 30 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to give a befitting reply to Pakistan both at the border as well as diplomatic-level in the wake of the escalating ceasefire violations. JD (U) spokesperson Rajiv Ranjan told ANI the nation stands with the Indian Army. "The Indian Army is the best army in the world. The entire nation has lauded the Indian Army post the surgical strikes. The country backs the Indian Army and the government," he said. The JD (U)'s reaction came after an Indian soldier was killed and his body mutilated by terrorists in an attack near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. Sepoy Mandeep Singh, who died in the attack, was 27 years old. The attack took place under cover fire provided by the Pakistan Army. One terrorist was killed in the strike. The attack came hours after the Border Security Force (BSF) said 15 Pakistani soldiers had been killed in retaliatory firing by the Indian troops after ceasefire violation along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singht has assured the nation that BSF and army are giving a befitting reply to Pakistan. Stating that India will not be let down, he said the people are being able to celebrate Diwali only because of the jawans. Four Army and three BSF personnel have been killed in the latest escalation along the boundary with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)