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BSF retaliated Pak firing in most befitting manner: IG D.K. Upadhyay

Updated: Oct 21, 2016 22:24 IST

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General D.K. Upadhyay on Friday confirmed that the launch of an "aggressive offensive firing" of small arms and area weapons in Hira Nagar in Jammu and Kashmir that claimed lives of one militant and seven Pakistani Rangers.

"The firing from the Pakistani side spread over to the Kathua region and further to area opposite Pragual. BSF retailed the fire of the Pakistan in the most befitting manner. And ultimately, it has been reportedly learnt, since we have hit many rangers, seven of them have been killed, while one militant, day before intervening night, was already dead," General Upadhyay told ANI.

He said weapons like 60mm mortar, 82 mortar, MMGs, LMGs, AK-47 was used by the Pakistani whose main target was Constable Gurnam, who despaired combat audacity.

"It is the most befitting reply given to them. They began and we gave the reply, if they will again do this kind of misadventure proper reply will be given to them that they will remember," he said.

In the intervening night of October 19-20, BSF troops foiled an infiltration bid in Bobiyan village of Hira Nagar Sector in Jammu, in which one militant was killed; whereas, in the same area, Pakistani Rangers today targeted the BSF domination along the International Boundary, in which one BSF Constable Gurnam Singh received a bullet injury, said the BSF in a statement issued New Delhi.

The Constable was evacuated to the Jammu Government Medical College with the cover fire, however, his condition remains to be critical.

The BSF said the forces are on high alert all along International Boundary and ready to foil any infiltration attempt.

Early on Thursday morning, Pakistan had resorted to ceasefire violation in Bhimer Gali(BG) sector of Rajouri and in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.

This comes after a spree of ceasefire violations last week by Pakistan after the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army on 29 September to destroy terror launchpads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Ever since, Pakistan has stepped up cross-border firing and has violated the Line of Control ceasefire at least 20 times. (ANI)