The DG said the force undertakes “routine” ground analysis of the demographics of the area.
The Border Security Force, that guards the Indian frontier with Pakistan, said Friday it has indigenuously developed bullet-proof bunkers to protect its troops against fatal sniper fire and has “surgically” targeted enemy posts in the recent past causing heavy losses on the other side.
A senior BSF official said the force is also undertaking a ground analysis and survey of the demographic and economic profile of villages on the western front as part of a “routine exercise” to map the area and keep the government informed about the changes in forward areas along Pakistan.
BSF Director General Rajni Kant Mishra told reporters that after several infiltration attempts, sniping and unprovoked cross-border firing incidents this year became a “regular affair” along the Indo-Pak international border in Jammu, the force carried out a “comprehensive retaliation plan” to rein in this “misadventure” of the opponent.
“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,” the DG said on the eve of the forces’ 54th raising day.