Minister of State for Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh met jawans in Samba, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to wish BSF soldiers on Diwali. “We feel safe as our soldiers are standing on borders to tackle every situation, we are proud of them,” Jitendra Singh said. He met the soldiers and distributed sweets.
His visit to Samba comes hours after the barbaric killing of an Indian soldier by terrorists on Friday in Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir along the Line of Control (LoC). He had condemned the act as ‘atrocious’. “There can’t be anything more atrocious than this. Pakistan is already exposed but it continues to be in denial mode. Confident our forces are capable of responding to any kind of threat,” the minister had said.
The incident, which occurred under 53 Infantry Brigade, comes amid increasing border tensions between India and Pakistan.
Earlier on Friday, the Border Security Force (BSF) said that it had killed 15 Pakistani Rangers in retaliatory firing since the escalation of the situation at the border following the death of BSF constable Gurnam Singh, who was hit in a sniper attack on October 21 and died the next day.
(With inputs from agencies)