Indian Border Security Force has launched “operation alert” along the 200 km long international border in J&K with an aim to curb the increasing the movement of infiltrating terrorists across the border. As per the media reports, Inspector General of BSF Jammu Frontier Ram Awatar said that there is an indication of movement of militants across the border because of which the “Ops Alert” has been declared.
On 4th January, a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Frontier headquarters where BSF gave a military send-off in honor of late Head Constable Radha Pada Hazara. Hazara lost his life in the Samba sector when Pakistan Rangers fired snipers along the border on January 4. This ceremony was attended by several senior officials and jawans including Dr. SP Vaid, Director General of Police (J&K), Dr. SD Singh, Inspector General of Police and Inspector General of BSF Jammu Frontier Ram Awatar.
Talking about the incident the Inspector General said that the jawan was performing his duty on the forward post when Pakistan started firing. There were four to five rounds of fire and one of them hit the jawan and he succumbed. This was followed by automatic weapon fire and as the neighboring mounts retaliated back, the BSF gave a solid response. Pakistan also suffered a huge loss of human and property.
He also revealed that there was an infiltration attempt by Pakistan in which an intruder was killed in RS Pura Sector. Another one, who was either a member of infiltration group or their guide, was spotted inside Indian Territory and was shot dead.
It’s a well-known fact that Indian Army has always aimed at maintaining peace at the border but Pakistan is known for creating disturbances in the form of infiltration every now and then. A while ago, there was a ceasefire violation in Rajouri after which India retaliated by killing 3 Pak soldiers after crossing the LOC.
Indian forces have become more active and fierce in the recent past and have started acting fast on each attack on the border and apparently, the war appears to be endless. It still seems like a distant dream when both the nations decide to settle on a peaceful note.