Pakistan has refused to accept the bodies of the 5-7 Pakistani intruders who were killed by the Indian Army after they had tried to infiltrate into the country. After a successful operation, the Indian Army had offered Pakistan Army to take over the dead bodies of their five to seven Pakistan BAT army soldiers and terrorists.
The Indian Army had offered to approach the Pakistan Army with a white flag and offered them to take over the dead bodies for last rites of the dead terrorists and Pakistani soldiers.
On Saturday, the Indian Army had successfully foiled the attacks by the Pakistan army’s Border Action Team (BAT) on forwarding post in Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir, killing at least five to seven Pakistani intruders.
Border Action Teams (BATs) are small units made up of Pakistani special forces and militants who conduct raids across the Line of Control (LoC).
However, this is nothing unusual. Pakistan has in the past too refused to accept the dead bodies of the terrorists and infiltrators. In 2018, Pakistan had refused to accept the bodies of two armed intruders who were killed during a firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir on October 21.
Pakistan following its old line of disowning and refusing to take back its own people had refused to accept the dead bodies of its soldiers during the Kargil war also, even though the Indian Army had offered them to take back the remains of their soldiers.
India had then charged Pakistan with doing “great disservice to the families of their soldiers and to the traditions of armed forces everywhere” by its continuous and callous refusal to accept the bodies of Pakistan Army regulars killed in the Kargil operations.
“It is clear that Pakistan is fully aware of the identities of these bodies but it does not wish to acknowledge this fact as it would immediately expose its army’s involvement in Kargil,” an external affairs ministry spokesperson had said then.