Ceasefire violation: Pak again proved, it can’t be trusted: IG BSF

Jammu, Jun 3: Inspector General of BSF Jammu Frontier Ram Awtar on Sunday said that Pakistan has yet again proved that he cannot be trusted upon as he fired unprovoked and targeted the forward villages along international border in Jammu.
“As you all know Pakistan never keep its words. It is not reliable and trustworthy and after DGMOs talks agreeing for ceasefire, Pakistan on Sunday morning fired unprovoked in our Pargwal and Kanhachak areas,”
Awtar here told reporters, at the sidelines of wreath laying ceremony of two BSF personnel, martyred in cross border firing.
“It was not a sniping, but ceasefire violation, in which two of our jawans sustained injuries and later attained martyrdom. “We have given a strong and befitting reply, but so far the damage across the border could not be ascertained.
“We did not target the civilian areas across the border, but only retaliated to cross border firing,” Awtar said, adding that there are no fresh inputs of attempt of infiltration, amid ceasefire violation.
During cross border firing by Pakistan, two Bordermen made supreme sacrifice in the service to the nation, while defending the sanctity of the country.
ASI S N Yadav and Constable V K Pandey attained Martyrdom on the intervening night of June 2 and 3, during heavy firing from across the border. Martyrs defended their duty post valiantly by giving befitting reply to the suppressing enemy fire, till their last breath.
On June 3, wreath laying ceremony was organized at Frontier Headquarter BSF Camp Paloura, Jammu and rich tribute was paid to the martyrs.
On this occasion, IG Frontier Ram Awtar 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’s security.
As BSF manned to protect the sovereignty of the national boundary, people of the nation can sleep peacefully and fearlessly while border men are on duty.
IG BSF further said that their sacrifice shall be remembered forever whenever the martyrs will be remembered.
Ram Awtar reiterated that as a peaceful country we never initiated fire from our side but will never hold back ourselves in responding professionally to the operational demands and giving befitting reply.
Cremation of martyr will be held tomorrow at their respective native villages i.e. Vill- Baspur, Distt- Devaria, UP and Vill-Sathiyawan, Distt- Fatehpur, UP, respectively.
Meanwhile Minister for Power Development, Sunil Kumar Sharma paid floral tribute to BSF’s ASI Satya Narayan Yadav and Constable Vijay Kumar Pandey who attained martyrdom in cross border firing in Akhnoor here today at Frontier Headquarters BSF Jammu.
The Minister expressed grief over the killings and extended deep condolences to the bereaved families.
MLA Bali Bhagat, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Hemant Kumar Sharma, IG,BSF Jammu Frontier, Ramawtar, IGP Jammu Dr SD Singh, DIG Jammu Samba Kathua Range Rafiq-Ul-Hassan , ADC Jammu, Arun Manhas and other senior officers of civil administration, Police, Army and other paramilitary forces were also present and paid floral tributes to the martyred soldiers.