Three Indian soldiers were killed "in action" on the LoC, while the body of a soldier was mutilated, the Indian Army said on Tuesday.
The Northern Command also vowed "heavy retribution for the cowardly act". The incident took place in Machhil sector of Kupwara district in north Kashmir.
"The cowardly act of mutilating the body of one of the Indian soldiers had all the signatures of a BAT (Border Action Team) operation by Pakistan army using terrorists and its soldiers".
"3 soldiers killed in action on LC in Machhil . Body of one soldier mutilated, retribution will be heavy for this cowardly act," the Northern Command said.