We never target civilians, retaliation to Pak firing was accurate: BSF IG DK Upadhyaya

BSF on Tuesday said it had destroyed 14 posts of Pakistani Rangers in retaliatory action along International Border (IB) in Ramgarh and Arnia sectors of Jammu frontier.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2016 2:33 pm
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Following the BSF response to the Pakistan shelling of civilian sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border, BSF IG DK Upadhyaya on Wednesday said that unlike the Pakistani firing, India’s retaliation was ‘measured’ and ‘accurate’ and did not target civilians. “Indian retaliation was accurate and measured, resulted in heavy damage to their (Pakistan) posts. We never target civilians,” said DK Upadhyaya in a press conference.

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Though he mentioned that they were casualties on the Pakistan side, he couldn’t confirm the numbers. “We targeted their posts and the number of casualties on their side is very high. We can’t confirm numbers,” he added.

BSF Tuesday said it had destroyed 14 posts of Pakistani Rangers in retaliatory action along International Border (IB) in Ramgarh and Arnia sectors of Jammu frontier. On Tuesday, eight people were killed, mostly children and women, and 22 injured when Pakistan troops resorted to heavy shelling on border hamlets and military posts with 82 and 120 mm mortar bombs along the IB and LoC in Samba, Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir.