Srinagar, November 9 (Language) Border Security Force (BSF) Director General Nitin Aggarwal said on Thursday that efforts to infiltration of more terrorists from across the border are underway before the onset of winter and closure of roads due to heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir. They always happen, but the security forces are alert and will foil any infiltration attempt.
Director General BSF participated and inspected the passing out parade of 599 BSF recruits at Subsidiary Training Center (STC) Kashmir at Humhama on the outskirts of Srinagar here.
Nitin Aggarwal said that these attempts happen every year as Pakistan tries to infiltrate the maximum number of terrorists before snowfall.
BSF Director General Nitin Agarwal told reporters on Thursday, “Every year, efforts are made to flush out them (terrorists) before the onset of winter, snowfall and closure of roads. But, we are cautious. I visited the Line of Control (LOC) on Wednesday, met our soldiers and Army officers. They are alert and if there is any infiltration attempt, we will foil it.
“But, every year we foil their plans and the same is happening this year too,” he said. They are trying, but their plans are not succeeding. One terrorist killed in encounter in Shopian today. They are attacking common people, it is a sign of their frustration.”
When asked about the ceasefire violations in Jammu’s Samba district, the BSF Director General said, “Pakistani troops attacked our posts two-three times and targeted our soldiers. But, our security forces are alert and have retaliated very well. There may have been serious damage across the border, but this has not yet been confirmed.
When asked whether such incidents of firing from across the border would impact the ceasefire, Nitin Aggarwal said that this (firing) has been happening for the last two weeks, but we do not know the reason behind it.
“We are discussing it and once we know the reason, we will formulate a strategy to counter it,” he said. ,
Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Lal Pham Keema (50) was killed in unprovoked firing by Pakistani Rangers near the International Border (IB) in Ramgarh sector of Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir early Thursday.
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