BSF launches ‘Operation Alert’ on JK International Border to curb infiltration
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 05-Jan-2018

Jammu, January 5: The Border Security Force (BSF) immediately after destroying 2 Pakistani posts in retaliation to unprovoked firing from Pakistani Rangers, launched "Operation Alert" along the over 200 kilometers long International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir to curb the infiltration from across the border.

 

Notably, after getting the inputs of increased movement of terrorists along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, BSF has launched "Operation Alert" to curb the infiltration. The Inspector General of BSF Jammu Frontier, Ram Awatar said, "There are inputs that there is a movement of militants and accordingly, we have declared 'Ops Alert' on the border."

IG Ram Awatar said, however, said this after BSF gave a military send-off by organizing Wreath- laying ceremony at Frontier headquarters here in the honour of the late Head Constable Radha Pada Hazara, who was martyred in sniper firing by Pakistan Rangers along the IB in Samba sector on Thursday.

He also said, "It is because of that alertness, that they have acted like that. The moral of the BSF is high and will continue to remain high." Giving details of an incident, IG Ram Awatar said, "This jawan was performing duty at a forward post and there were four to five rounds of fire from Pakistan and one of them hit him."

"It was followed by automatic weapon fire. After getting intimation the neighbouring mounts retaliated back and a solid response was given by the BSF in which Pakistan has suffered large human and property loss", he added. Pak posts were destroyed and the entire infrastructure in those posts has been damaged, the IG noted.

Earlier, on December 23 of last year, an Army major and three soldiers were martyred along the LoC in Rajouri and in retaliatory action, Indian security forces eliminated 3 Pakistani rangers in PoK two days later. Indian forces crossed the LoC and entered in Rakhchikri area of Poonch of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and fired heavily upon the Pakistani army posts and killed three troopers of the neighbouring country.

Indian Security Forces once again targets Pakistani posts which bring back the memory of 2016's surgical strikes, which the army conducted in response to Uri Attack and destroyed 5 to 6 Pakistani posts and eliminated 45 to 50 terrorists including troopers.