After 1971 war, this is the heaviest cross-border firing, says BSF chief

BSF-chiefDK Pathak, the chief of the Border Security Force has expressed that the continuous firing from Pakistan across the border in Jammu and Kashmir in the last fortnight is the heaviest since the 1971 war. He also stated that It is unprecedented to target civilian areas to this extent.

Two civilians have been killed and 15 others injured due to firing by Pakistan. About 3000 people are also forced to move from their villages along the border in RS Pura Sector to bunkers. Two BSF members, two policemen ad three army men were also killed during the course.

“We have been told very clearly to respond appropriately”, responded the BSF chief when asked about the orders they received from the Centre.

“It is unclear what is Pakistan’s motive in starting it,” said Mr Pathak.

Tensions between the neighbouring countries arouse as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire number of times in the past one month, resulting to call off Secretary-level talks between the two nations.

Medaram Jathara

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