Pak used heavy artillery, modern weapons, deliberately targeted civilians: IG BSF

Pak used heavy artillery, modern weapons, deliberately targeted civilians: IG BSF

Srinagar (NVI): Pakistan resorted to heavy unprovoked firing along Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir that caused huge damage to civilian property while security forces also suffered huge losses, Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF) Kashmir, Rajesh Mishra said today.

While paying tributes to the slain BSF officer Rakesh Dobhal, who was killed during the heavy Pak shelling along LoC, the BSF IG said that Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC in Kashmir and deliberately targeted civilians.

“The Pakistani resorted to use of heavy artillery and modern weapons. Our troops also gave a befitting reply and destroyed Pakistani army camps, launch pads and ammunition depots,” Mishra told reporters here.

He said the slain BSF man deserves the highest tributes as he fought despite getting injured in the shelling.

He said that in the intense shelling, many civilians were killed, the property was destroyed while some civilians sustained injuries. Mishra said that at present, most of the terror launch pads are active across the LoC and some 300 militants are ready to sneak into this side.

“Security forces, including BSF are ready to foil all infiltration bids that will be made before the snowfall would block all infiltration routes,” he added.

In a major flare-up along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir Friday, Pakistan resorted to multiple ceasefire violations at forward locations in J&K after the Indian Army foiled another infiltration bid by the four Pak commandos in Kupwara’s Keran sector.

The Army killed the 4 commandos of the Pakistan Army and destroyed multiple terror launch pads across LoC while retaliating to the enemy shelling in which 5 Indian troopers and 4 civilians were killed.

-ARK