Indian soldiers attacked: Pakistan should not try our patience, says Congress


The brutal killing of two Indian soldiers by intruding Pakistani soldiers today drew angry reactions from Congress and the government.

"Pakistan must respect rules of engagement and the ceasefire agreement. How can we tolerate mutilation of our braves. Redlines must be drawn," Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said in a remark posted on the social networking site Twitter.

Congress also reacted with anger and outrage over the incident with party spokesperson Rashid Alvi saying that Pakistan should not try India's patience.

"What Pakistan has done on our borders is unfortunate. Pakistan should not try our patience. We have lost our patience now," he said.

Alleging that the neighbouring country does not have respect for Line of Control, Alvi said, "We want good relations with all neighbournig countries including Pakistan. But Pakistan itself has put a question mark."

Condemning the brutal killing, BJP said it was a "warning" to India and asked the government to place all facts before the international community so that Islamabad can be "named and shamed" before the world at large.

BJP leader Arun Jaitley also asked the government to "clearly define the dos and don'ts" in relations with the neighbouring nation.

In a "provocative" attack yesterday, Pakistani regular soldiers crossed into Indian territory in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir and ambushed an Indian patrol killing two soldiers, one of whom was decapitated.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.