Will continue giving befitting reply: Army Vice Chief

NEW DELHI/Jammu, Feb 5: India will continue to give a “befitting reply” and its action will speak for itself, the Army’s vice chief said today, a day after four of its personnel were killed in heavy shelling by Pakistan along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Pakistani Army has been supporting infiltration by terrorists along the border, Army Vice Chief Sarath Chand said.
“We will continue with our process of giving a befitting reply,” he told reporters.
“(Our) action will speak for itself,” Chand added in response to a question on yesterday’s incident.
Four Army personnel, including a 22-year-old captain, were killed yesterday in the Pakistani shelling along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri districts.
Meanwhile a wreath laying ceremony was organised in honour of the brave martyrs Captain Kapil Kundu, Havildar Roshan Lal, Rifleman Ramavatar and Rifleman Subham Singh who laid down their lives guarding the Nation’s frontiers while serving at the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
A military send off was organized at Rajouri wherein, wreaths were laid on behalf of Lt Gen D Anbu, Army Commander, Northern Command and by Lt Gen Saranjeet Singh, GOC White Knight Corps and Maj Gen MV Suchindra GOC Ace of Spades Division.
Captain Kapil Kundu,22, belonged to District Gurgaon, Haryana and is survived by his mother Sunita.
Havildar Roshan Lal, 42, belonged to District Samba of Jammu region and is survived by his wife Asha Devi.
Rifleman Ramavatar, 27, belonged to District Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh and is survived by his wife Rachana Lodhi.
Rifleman Subham Singh, 23, belonged to District Kathua of Jammu region is survived by his father Parshotam Singh.
Captain Kapil Kundu, Havildar Roshan Lal, Rifleman Ramavatar & Rifleman Subham Singh were dedicated, brave, sincere soldiers and thorough professionals.
The nation will remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty, said the defence spokesman.