Maintaining the pressure on the neighbouring country, Gen Parnaik said, "Pakistan has been resorting to violence. In 2011, there were more than 100 ceasefire violations as compared to 52 last year. Pakistan is frustrated as infiltration is not taking place. Our troops are exercising great restraint."
Taking a strong stand against Pakistani troops' action at the LoC, Gen Parnaik said, "Pakistan is provoking us so that the LoC becomes hot and active. Our troops exercise great restraint. Whenever we are provoked we have retaliated and we will continue to do so."
Earlier on Monday, Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh was quoted as saying, "I have given very categorical directions to the Northern Command. When we are provoked, we shall respond immediately. I expect my commanders to be aggressive in the face of firing."
Gen Singh condemned Pakistani troops for flouting rules of engagement by mutilating the bodies of Lance Naik Hemraj and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh. The Army Chief termed the killings as a "gruesome and unpardonable act".
However, contradicting to Gen Parnaik's claims, an article in The Hindu shows another story. The article claims that a grandmother left the village of Charonda, near Uri, to live the rest of her life with her sons and grandchildren, who had crossed into Pakistan-administered Kashmir many years ago to evade a probe into their alleged role in cross-border trafficking, across LoC, which then sparked off a spiral of violence which culminated in the brutal killing of two soldiers in an ambush.