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Indian soldiers were kept in captivity for over 22 days and subjected to brutal torture as became evident when their body parts chopped off – were later handed over by Pakistan Army on June 9, 1999.

The document from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirms the claim.

The document from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) confirms the claim.Captain Saurabh Kalia and other five soldiers were among the first casualties during the 1999 Kargil war. They were caught at the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) on 14 May 1999 and were kept in custody for almost 22 days. They were tortured in a very inhumane way. The autopsy report confirms that their limbs were chopped off, private parts mutilated, eyes popped out and had multiple cigarette burns. Later their bodies were handed over to the Indian Army on 9 June 1999. The MEA document on page number 81 and 82 details the conflict in Kargil war. The YouTube video published by the ABP News shows that one of the soldiers saying about tortures done before the bodies were handed back to India. It is in line with the report published by the News18 website.

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