BSF chief visits Punjab village a day after Pak rocket-firing incident

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Dhandae, (Atari Sector), July 7 (ANI): A day after rockets were fired from the Pakistani side on two villages on the Indian side of Punjab, the Border Security Force (BSF) said that it would take action if Islamabad failed to satisfied Indian security officials on the issue.

Border Security Force Director General M. L. Kumawat visited Amritsar on Monday and inspected the Dhandae and Bhairwal villages where two rockets fired from Pakistan had fallen late on Saturday night.

Kumawat told media persons at Dhandae that the BSF knew how to retaliate.

"But we do not let the situation escalate at least till the time Pakistan gives its investigation report of the incident to India," he added.

The Director General was accompanied by BSF, Inspector General (IG) Himmat Singh , Deputy Inspector Generals (DIGs) Jagir Singh and Mohammad Aqil besides Special Superintendent of Police of Amritsar Urban and Rural districts.

"In case it (rocket) came from one direction, we can't be silent spectator also. We can take action and we will take action in case Pakistan failed to take action against the culprits," said Kumawat.

He informed that the Pakistani authorities have denied their hand into the rocket attacks.

"When Pak authorities have denied that it is not their action, we will wait for some time for them to take action and, in case, they don't take any action, suitable action will be taken by us," said Kumawat, adding: "now it was for Pakistan authorities to investigate and get back to India."

Kumawat, however, said "We have already lodged our protest with Pakistan and told the Pakistani authorities to take adequate steps so that such incidents don't happen in the future."

Kumawat said the purpose of his visit to the border was to instill confidence among local residents. By Ravinder Singh Robin (ANI)

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