Kurukshetra (Haryana) [India], Oct. 29 : Expressing serious concern over the cease fire violations and the killing of an Indian soldier Mandeep Singh in an encounter close to the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Machhal sector, the Congress on Saturday said it is high time for the government to give a befitting reply to Pakistan.
Congress spokesman Randeep Surjewala said that there has been an increase in the ceasefire violations post the surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir on September 29.
"We have lost dozen of our soldiers and the locals have suffered a huge loss of life and property. When our son from Haryana's soil, Mandeep Singh who gave his supreme sacrifice for the nation on Diwali.The question now arises whether this sacrifice by our soldier will get wasted or will the government give a befitting reply to Pakistan," he said.
Last night, in an encounter close to the Line of Control in Machhal sector, an Indian Army soldier lost his life and a terrorist was neutralised.
During the encounter, one of the terrorists mutilated the body of the soldier before fleeing into PoK.