Jammu, Oct 28 (PTI) The Border Safety Pressure (BSF) on Saturday lodged a powerful protest with the Pakistan Rangers over the hot unprovoked firing and mortar shelling on ahead posts and villages alongside the Global Border right here, officers mentioned.
The cross-border shelling via Pakistan Rangers, the primary main ceasefire violation since 2021, began round 8 pm Thursday within the Arnia branch of R S Pura sector and lasted round seven hours, resignation a BSF jawan and a lady injured.
“A wing commander-commandant level flag meeting was held between BSF and Pakistan Rangers at BOP (Border Outpost) Octroi. BSF delegation leader lodged a strong protest to Pakistan Rangers for unprovoked firing in Arnia area in the night intervening October 26-27,” the BSF mentioned in a commentary right here Saturday night.
The commentary mentioned the assembly led to a cordial climate to preserve relief and tranquillity alongside the Global Border.
Previous, officers mentioned the hour-long assembly was once attended via seven participants each and every of the BSF and the Pakistan Rangers.
This was once the second one flag assembly between the 2 facets in 10 days next two BSF group of workers had been injured when their put up in Arnia got here below hearth from around the border on October 17.
The incident on this sector was once the primary violation of the February 25, 2021 renewed ceasefire alongside Jammu and Kashmir borders between Republic of India and Pakistan.
But even so the 2 ceasefire violations, a bunch of community escorted via Pakistan Rangers additionally got here related to the Global Border on October 21 following which BSF troops fired a few ultimatum photographs to pressure them away.
The back-to-back ceasefire violations via Pakistan with none provocation have led to panic a number of the border citizens who needed to escape their houses amid intense shelling on Thursday evening. The BSF has retaliated to the Pakistani shelling in a befitting approach.
In the meantime, Jammu Divisional Commissioner Ramesh Kumar, in conjunction with Inspector Basic of Police (IGP) of Jammu Zone Anand Jain, on Saturday visited border villages collision via Pakistani shelling and assessed losses led to to attribute.
Accompanied via a crew of police and civil officials, together with Jammu Deputy Commissioner Sachin Kumar Vaishya and Senior Superintendent of Police Vinod Kumar, the divisional commissioner and the IGP interacted with affected households at Bhulla Chak and Treva and assessed the losses led to via the shelling.
The divisional commissioner recommended the deputy commissioner to grant diversion to the sufferers next an intensive evaluation of the losses, an reputable spokesman mentioned.
He mentioned the visiting officials interacted with Panchayati Raj Establishment participants and border citizens and enquired concerning the developmental necessities and alternative problems confronted via the border community.
The community highlighted a number of problems together with requirement of supplementary bunkers, early final touch of ongoing building works, building of bridges and take a look at on encroachment of aqua our bodies and alternative alike problems, the spokesman mentioned.
Next a affected person listening to, he mentioned, the divisional commissioner recommended the deputy commissioner to individually apply up at the problems raised via the border community and unravel them in a time-bound approach.
The divisional commissioner confident the native citizens that the federal government was once dedicated to grant each and every imaginable aid to them, the spokesman mentioned.
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