BSF ‘surgically’ targeted Pakistani posts, says DG Rajni Kant Mishra

Mumbai, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 01 December 2018, 10:36 AM
The DG said that India’s frontier force has indigenously developed bullet-proof bunkers to protect its troops from the sniper attacks by Pakistani forces. (Photo: PTI)
The DG said that India’s frontier force has indigenously developed bullet-proof bunkers to protect its troops from the sniper attacks by Pakistani forces. (Photo: PTI)

The Border Security Force (BSF) which is responsible for protecting Indian frontier with Pakistan has “surgically” targeted enemy posts in the recent past, Director General Rajni Kant Mishra told reporters on the eve of the force’s 54th raising day on Friday. Mishra said that India’s frontier force has indigenously developed bullet-proof bunkers to protect its troops from the sniper attacks from across the border by Pakistani forces.

“BSF responded in a targeted and deliberate manner as a result of which the Rangers (Pakistan’s border guarding troops) were pinned down and confined to their posts. Unable to contain the BSF assault, the Rangers were forced to open the entire front and a heavy exchange of fire started on the entire IB. BSF surgically targeted Pakistan posts in retaliatory firing which resulted in heavy losses to the adversary,” Mishra said.

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Referring to the “very serious” incident of a BSF soldier's brutal killing by Pakistani border action team (BAT) along the international border in Jammu, the DG said that the force is undertaking a “scientific” analysis of all such incidents that took place in the past five years along this border.

“We will come out with suggestions by which these actions or incidents can be prevented and if it requires to undertake some civil, mechanical or operational work, we will do that,” DG Mishra said.

The DG said that India’s frontier force has indigenously developed bullet-proof bunkers to protect its troops from the sniper attacks from across the border by Pakistani forces.

“We have demonstrated this new gadget before the Union home minister (Rajnath Singh) when he recently went to Jaisalmer and we will soon replicate it on other border fronts including in Jammu. This has been developed in-house by the BSF,” he said.

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The BSF was raised on December 1, 1965, and it is primarily tasked to guard the country's 6,386-km-long borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh.

First Published: Saturday, December 01, 2018 10:32 AM
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