War like, tense situation on LC, IB, jawan’s sacrifice will not go waste: DG BSF

Jammu, Jan 18: Director General BSF K K Sharma on Thursday said that situation is tense on Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Situation on LC and IB is tense and war like,” Mr Sharma here told reporters after wreath laying ceremony of BSF jawan attained martyrdom in Pak Firing.
He said that BSF troops are giving befitting reply and the morale of the troops is very high.
He further added, “Pak has suffered heavy damage in retaliation firing by our troops. We have also destroyed their two mortar posts.”
“Pakistan started unprovoked firing on Wednesday evening in which one of our jawans attained martyrdom,” he said adding that BSF also effectively retaliated to the cross border firing.
“As per my information, heavy damaged of lives and property was also reported across the border,” said the BSF chief adding that on January 3, a BSF jawan also got martyred in sniping but troops are strongly responding.
“We never initiate the firing but befittingly reply to the cross border firing,” he added and said, “sacrifice of our jawan will not go waste.”
“Wednesday’s incident was not sniping but it was ceasefire violation. Although the jawans guarding posts are well equipped and laced with bullet proof jackets and headgears,” he said.
“There are some parts of the body, which are not covered and may become target of firing,” he said and maintained that the BSF has taken adequate measures to counter the firing.
“We are prepared and ready to counter any challenge and foil nefarious designs of the Pakistan,” the BSF top officer said.
On query regarding movement of terrorists across the border, he said, “time and again movement of terrorists was seen across and the place where they engaged us has a stream nearby, there could have been a possibility of infiltration but our troops made sure that no such incident takes place.”
“We retaliated effectively which led to damage on that (Pakistan) side. BSF never starts it but when they do, we make sure we take strong action,” said Sharma and assured that martyrdom of Head Constable A Suresh will not go in vain.
“We have destroyed two mortar posts across,” he added and said that the commanders have been asked to deal the cross border firing effectively while the morale of the troops is very high.
Head Constable A Suresh who martyred on night intervening during heavy firing from across the border, commanded his duty post valiantly by giving befitting reply to the suppressing enemy fire.
“The soldier sustained bullet injury on the head during cross border firing by Pakistan and he was evacuated to Jammu Medical College and Hospital where doctor declared him brought dead,” said an official.
Director General BSF said that BSF has the history of bravery and this brave act has once again proved that Border men are always ready to sacrifice their life, if comes to the nation security. As BSF manned to protect the sovereignty of the national boundary, people of the nation can sleep fearlessly while border men are on duty.
The DG BSF further said that his sacrifice shall be remembered forever whenever the martyr will be remembered, adding, “as a peaceful country we never initiated fire from our side but will never hesitate to give befitting reply if we will be compelled to resort fire.”
Meanwhile the DG flanked by senior officers of BSF, Police and administration officials attended the wreath laying ceremony here and paid tributes to brave soldier.
Cremation of martyr will be done at his native village- Bandra Chetti Patty,- Harur, District Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu tomorrow.
However, reports also said that five civilians were also killed and eight wounded across the border in firing retaliated by the BSF.