May have limited confrontation with Pakistan in April: BSF on ceasefire

By: PTI | Jammu | Published: March 30, 2018 8:09 pm

Pakistan violated the ceasefire agreement along the LoC and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir 633 times in the first two months of this year. (File)

The BSF on Friday said it may have a “limited confrontation” with Pakistan on the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir in April, soon after the harvest season is over. The BSF also said multiple infiltration bids by Pakistan along the International Border (IB) have been foiled in recent past.

Pakistan violated the ceasefire agreement along the LoC and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir 633 times in the first two months of this year in which 10 security personnel and 12 civilians were killed, the Lok Sabha was informed recently.

Union Minister of State for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir had said 432 incidents of ceasefire violation have taken place along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and 201 such incidents along the International Border this year till February.

“As I said, we anticipate that immediately after the crops are cut (harvesting) we may have a limited confrontation with Pakistan,” BSF Director-General K K Sharma told reporters. He said every year there has been limited engagement with Pakistan in April after crops are harvested.

“We wish that this should…

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