Jammu: On Wednesday, Pakistani firing in the Samba sector of Jammu-Kashmir had killed Indian soldiers. In a forceful counterattack on Thursday, BSF killed 10-12 Pakistani soldiers. 2 Pakistani military posts were also destroyed in this attack. This has been a first blow dealt by India to Pakistan in the New Year.
Head Constable R.P. Hazara, a member of the Border Security Force, had laid down his life in the Pakistani firing on Wednesday night. It was Head Constable Hazara’s birthday on the same day. Pakistan continued firing incessantly throughout the night, but on Thursday morning, the Indian army retaliated with a forceful counterattack avenging the death of Head Constable Hazara. The Indian soldiers identified the direction of the mortars coming from Pakistan and directed their own firing and mortars in the same direction.
2 Pakistani posts which continued firing mortars throughout the night were destroyed in pinpointed response by BSF soldiers. It is also said that 10-12 Pakistani soldiers were also killed in this attack. Pakistan had to cease fire, after Indian soldiers carried out strong attack in retaliation. Also, several Pakistani soldiers have been reported to be wounded.Director General of BSF in Jammu-Kashmir, Ram Avatar said that Pakistan had suffered great losses in terms of infrastructure, military posts as well as arms and ammunition in the retaliatory action by Indian soldiers. However, he added that the exact number of Pakistani soldiers killed in the attack could not be ascertained. Besides, the Army soldiers also foiled the infiltration attempt in the Arnia sector wherein one terrorist was killed while three to four terrorists fled back to Pakistan.
Last week, the ‘Border Action Team’ (BAT) of Pakistan had attempted a cowardly attack in the Rajouri sector whereinone Major and four soldiers were martyred in this attack. Within hours of this incident, the Ghatak Commando Troop of the Indian Army had crossed the Line of Control and attacked the Pakistani Patrol Troops, killing seven to eight Pakistani soldiers. India Security Forces sent a clear message through this operation that henceforth Pakistan will get a befitting reply.
In the meanwhile, infiltration attempts at the international borders between India and Pakistan have increased considerably and it is learnt that many terrorists are preparing to infiltrate into the Indian border. On this background, Indian army has initiated ‘operation alert’, informed Director General of the BSF.