J&K: Pakistani Rangers plead BSF to stop pounding its bunkers across border
In a befitting reply to Pakistan, the Border Security Force (BSF) decimated its posts across the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir for the past three days.
The firing was on for three days before the plea came from Pakistani forces.
An BSF officer informed that the paramilitary Pakistan Rangers that guards the border with India had called up the BSF unit in Jammu and beseeched to stop firing.
According to the official statement, the Pak Rangers 'called a Jammu BSF formation beseeching them to stop firing'.
The BSF started firing after unprovoked shelling and firing from Pakistan which killed a soldier of the Border Security Force and injured another in Jammu's Arnia Sector.
The border guarding force released a 19-second thermal-imagery footage showing the destruction of a Pakistani picket across the border in retaliation to the unprovoked firing and shelling along the IB.
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Thermal images show a bunker-busting rocket fired by the BSF has also found its mark on the Pakistani side.
''The befitting reply by BSF units to the unprovoked shelling and firing across the IB by Pakistani forces has forced them to plead for ceasefire," a senior official said.
"For the last three days, the precision fire of BSF troopers on Pakistani firing locations inflicted heavy losses and yesterday this firing found their mark with one of the rangers in chicken neck area," the official said.
The BSF had lost two of its jawans in this latest round of unprovoked firing on the Jammu IB over the last few days. A number of civilians were also killed and injured in the Jammu area due to this firing incident which was seen to have increased in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir yesterday.
The killings also took place in the backdrop of central government's decision not to initiate combat operations against militants in the holy month of Ramazan, which started from Thursday.
The state chief minister Mehbooba Mufti also regretted that Pakistan has shown no respect in this holy month of Ramzan too.
Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing a spurt in Pakistani shelling and firing along the IB and the Line of Control (LoC) this year. Over 700 incidents of fire and shelling were reported, which left 38 people including 18 security personnel dead and scores injured.
(with PTI inputs)