November 15, 2020

Pak army used heavy artillery, modern weapons along LoC in Kashmir : IG BSF

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers take up positions at an outpost along a fence at the India-Pakistan border in R.S Pora south-west of Jammu on October 2, 2016. India has evacuated thousands of people near the Pakistani border in Punjab state following the military raids on militant posts, which provoked furious charges of "naked aggression" from Pakistan. The move followed a deadly assault on one of India's army bases in Kashmir that New Delhi blamed on Pakistan-based militants, triggering a public outcry and demands for military action. / AFP PHOTO / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA

Srinagar/Nov,15: Inspector General of BSF Kashmir, Rajesh Mishra Sunday said that in the recent “unprovoked shelling along the LoC”, Pakistan resorted to the use of heavy artillery and other modern weapons that caused huge destruction of civilian property this side while security forces also suffered some loss.

Paying tributes to the slain BSF man Rakesh, who was killed in action during the LoC shelling, IG BSF said that Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC in Kashmir. “The Pakistani resorted to use of heavy artillery and modern weapons. Own troops gave a befitting reply and destroyed Pakistani army camps, launch pads and ammunition depots,” Mishra told reporters.

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

He said that in the intense shelling many civilians were killed, property destroyed and some civilians sustained injuries as well. Mishra said that at present all 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 said.

The top BSF officer said that human rights organization must take note of the damage caused to the civilian properties and killing of civilians in the intense shelling by Pakistan in north Kashmir areas

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