Three Indian soldiers were killed and body of one of them was mutilated by Pakistan troops on the Line of Control in Machhal sector of Kashmir, army said
on Tuesday.


This is the second such incident of mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier on the LOC since October 29.


"Three soldiers killed in action on LoC (Line of Control) in Machhal. Body of one soldier mutilated," the Army said.


 Reacting to the incident, Indian Army warned Pakistan of strong retribution. It said the "retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act". 


Since the surgical strike on terror launch pads in PoK on September 29, there have been more than 280 incidents of firing and shelling along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in J&K by Pakistani troops, . 


Earlier too, on October 29, the body of another Indian Army jawan was mutilated after being killed by terrorists, aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army.


Terrorists, at that time, aided by Pakistani Army,  had crossed the LoC at night and killed sepoy Mandeep Singh and mutilated his body in Kupwara district.


At that time, in a brief statement, the Army had said then, "In a despicable act, the terrorists mutilated the body of the Indian Army soldier before fleeing into PoK, supported by covering fire from Pakistani Army posts. This barbarism is a true reflection which pervades official and non-official organisations across the border. This act will invite an appropriate response," it said.