Waiting For The Right Time To Strike Back: BSF On Soldier’s Killing

There has been no successful infiltration bid from along IB this year. (Representational)

New Delhi: 

The Border Security Force on Friday vowed strong retaliatory action against Pakistan, saying it was witnessing a “more aggressive stance” of the opponent along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir after Imran Khan became the prime minister of Pakistan.

Outgoing BSF Director General (DG) K K Sharma told reporters that his troops were waiting for the right time to strike back against the enemy in retaliation to the recent killing of their jawan along the IB in the state.

Director General K K Sharma, who leaves office on September 30, also admitted that Head Constable Narender Singh was killed in an “action of the Border Action Team (BAT)” of Pakistan.

The jawan was shot three times on his chest, dragged to the other side of the fence, his feet were tied and throat slit, the DG said. “There was no mutilation of the body,” he said.

The Border Security Force (BSF) chief said the gun and ammunition of the jawan, who went ahead of the fence in Jammu’s Ramgarh sector along with seven other personnel, was taken away.

“This incident is a first-of-its kind because generally on the IB you don’t have a BAT action. This was a BAT action…It is an unfortunate incident,” the DG told reporters in Delhi.

He added that some counter-action has already been taken along the Line of Control (LoC) and more is in store. “We have taken sufficient action across the LoC to avenge the death…

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