Pakistan Rangers pleaded with BSF to stop firing along IB, after one killed in heavy artillery

20 May 2018, 07:19 PM

A day after Narendra Modi's visit to terror-affected Jammu and Kashmir, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday said that the Pakistan Rangers 'pleaded' with Indian troops to stop firing along the International Border (IB) after being pounded with heavy artillery that left one rebel dead.

The 19-second-long thermal-imagery footage, released by the border guarding force showcases the destruction of a Pakistani striker in retaliation to the unprovoked firing and shelling along the IB.

"Pakistan Rangers called up Jammu BSF formation today and beseeched to stop firing," a BSF spokesperson said.

"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.

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"For the last three days, the precision fire of BSF troopers on Pakistani firing locations inflicted heavy losses and yesterday, one of the rangers was in chicken neck area," the official added.

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 increased ahead of PM Modi's visit to the terror-afflicted state.

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Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 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 inputs from PTI)

First Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 06:39 PM
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