At least 15 Pakistan troopers were killed and 20 others injured in retaliatory shelling and firing by the BSF on the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, the Border Security Force (BSF) said today.
India has faced repeated ceasefire violations from Pakistan along the LoC and International Border (IB), resulting in the death of at least 3 Indian Army Jawans and injury to countless civilians as well.
In retaliation to the consistent ceasefire violations from Pakistan, India has aptly responded with retaliatory fire. Border Security Force ADG, Arun Kumar, on Friday disclosed that at least 15 Pakistan Rangers have been killed by retaliatory fire from India.
“We will never fire on civilian population. But if Pakistan fire upon us first, we will surely retaliate,” said Kumar.
“Fifteen Pakistan troopers have been killed and 20 injured. We have destroyed some of their border outposts and damaged a few others,” BSF Additional Director General Arun Kumar said.
The officer said the use of particular type of ammunition, including 120 mm mortar, indicated that the Pakistan Army was supporting its Rangers in effecting ceasefire violations on the International Border.
He was speaking on the sidelines of a wreath-laying ceremony to honour BSF trooper Jitender Singh killed in Pakistan shelling.
Jammu District Magistrate Simrandeep Singh, who attended the solemn ceremony, said one civilian was killed in Khour belt of Pallanwala Sector in Pakistani shelling on Friday while another civilian was injured.
Pakistan troops have been targeting civilian areas and forward security posts along the International Border in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts during the last five days.