The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled an attempt by Pakistan to push 250-300 terrorists who were waiting on launching pads across the Line of Control (LoC), into India, a top officer said on Sunday (November 15).
“As per our inputs, the infiltrators are ready there on launching pads. Around 250-300 are present on each launching pad and make every effort to infiltrate into the country and target the internal security here but army and BSF have remained successful to a large extent in thwarting those efforts,” Inspector General of BSF, Kashmir, Rajesh Mishra said.
On Friday, five security forces personnel were among the 11 killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC between the Gurez and Uri sectors of Jammu and Kashmir. In retaliation, the Indian Army caused extensive damage to Pakistan Army’s infrastructure.
Those killed in the Pakistani aggression include four armymen, a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan and six civilians.
Pakistani troops used heavy artillery during unprovoked ceasefire violations causing loss of lives and a huge damage to property on the Indian side, Mishra said, after paying tributes to BSF Sub-Inspector Rakesh Doval, who was killed in the Pakistani firing.
“Pakistan fired heavy artillery without any provocation, but the Army and the BSF fought with bravery, gave a befitting response to them and many defences (installations) of Pakistan were destroyed,” Mishra said.
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Mishra said the Pakistani firing caused loss of lives and a huge destruction of civilian property on the Indian side of the fence.
He said the slain BSF man deserves the highest tributes as he fought despite getting injured in the shelling.
The BSF officer also said human rights organisations should take note of the killings of civilians and the damage caused to civilian properties in the intense shelling by Pakistan.
(With inputs from PTI)