JAMMU, MAR 30: The BSF today said it may have a “limited confrontation” with Pakistan on the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir in April, soon after the harvest season is over.
The BSF also said multiple infiltration bids by Pakistan along the International Border (IB) have been foiled in recent past.
“As I said, we anticipate that immediately after the crops are cut (harvesting) we may have a limited confrontation with Pakistan,” BSF Director-General K K Sharma told reporters here today.
He said every year there has been limited engagement with Pakistan in April after crops are harvested.
The DG BSF was on two day visit to the Jammu Frontier. On 29th March, he alongwith Addl DG, Western Command K N Chaubey and IG Jammu Ramavtar visited the forward Border outposts of the international border to review the progress of the CIBMS (Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System).
In the first phase, the CIBMS is being undertaken at two different stretches as a pilot project while in the second phase it would be covering the entire IB of Jammu Frontier.
The Border defenders met their Chief with full enthusiasm and zeal. The DG was particularly appreciative of specific intelligence provided by BSF regarding the location of the terrorists in Sunderbani which resulted into elimination of 4 terrorists by the security forces in a very clean and successful operation.
DG BSF also praised the troops of SHQ Sunderbani due to whose alertness a big incident and mishap could be averted.
After addressing the Sainik Sammelan, the DG visited Sunderbani and forward LC area of Rajouri before leaving for Ftr HQ BSF Srinagar.
The visit of DG was aimed at checking the operational preparedness of BSF on borders and to see the progress of the infrastructure which is coming up at the borders as well as the Hqrs. Besides inaugurating an Administrative block at a forward post, he also laid foundation stone for an assembly hall at BSF Sr Secondary School at Paloura, Jammu.