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BSF strikes back at Pakistan, smashes 27 posts and 18 watchtowers

Sources stated the central home minister was given a thorough presentation on deployment of units along the border by BSF

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New Delhi: In one of the biggest tit-for-tat actions along the India-Pakistan border by security forces, the BSF has informed the Central home ministry that it has smashed 27 posts and 18 watchtowers of the Pakistani Rangers in the last few days. The BSF has also said that it has killed as many as 7 Pak Rangers and wounded several of them, including a senior officer of the rank of Lt. Colonel.

Amid unprecedented ceasefire violations and hefty firing by Pakistani Rangers along the border in the northern sector, one of the first things that home minister Rajnath Singh did on return from his 3-day Bahrain visit on Wednesday was to have a detailed security review meeting with senior officials on the predominant situation along the border. These details were shared by the BSF in the course of the high-level meeting with the home minister.

Pakistan firing to push in terrorists: BSF

Sources stated that even while in Bahrain, home minister Rajnath Singh was closely monitoring the security situation along the border and was in constant touch with the BSF chief K.K. Sharma.

The BSF also informed the central home minister that heavy firing by the Pak Rangers was largely due to 2 main factors. Firstly, the Pakistani security forces are trying hard to push in a huge number of militants waiting close to the border before winter sets in and are mainly providing cover fire for this. Secondly, the Pak Rangers are reacting to India’s surgical strikes and even the killing of 7 of its personnel last week by BSF.

Sources stated the central home minister was given a thorough presentation on deployment of units along the border and how Indian security forces too were reacting hard to the firing from across the border.

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