Jammu, Jan 4 : Inspector General BSF Jammu Frontier Ram Awtar on Thursday said that Pakistan has suffered heavy damage in retaliatory firing by the BSF along international border in R S Pura sector.
“Their infrastructure has damaged, panels, weapons and also the posts suffered heavy damage in the retaliation firing by BSF troops,” Mr Awtar here told reporters at the sidelines of wreath laying ceremony of BSF Jawan martyred on Wednesday in Samba.
He said, “own troops noticed a suspicious movement on Thursday morning at around 0645 hours and they challenged them, fired and shot dead an intruder.
The BSF officer said that due to dense fog, infiltration bids cannot be ruled out in coming days and the intruder neutralised was hailed from Sialkot.
“BSF always try to maintain calm along borders but Pakistan disturb that peace time and again and yesterday’s sniping was part of that,” he added and said, “the intruder killed seems to be of young age and he is either a guide or associate of other suspects.
BSF head constable RP Hazra was killed in the Pakistani ceasefire violation on a day when he was celebrating his birthday. He is survived by his wife, an 18-year-old son and a 21-year-old daughter.
Meanwhile, one intruder was gunned down by the BSF at International Border in Arnia area of Jammu and Kashmir’s RS Pura sector.
Our BSF soldier was deployed on forward duty point when Pakistan's siphon shot hit him yesterday. Border Security Force gave a solid response in which Pakistan's infrastructure, solar panel & weapons were damaged. Their posts suffered major loss: Ramawtar, IG BSF Jammu pic.twitter.com/NWH1APmJN0
— ANI (@ANI) January 4, 2018