“We have taken sufficient action along the LoC (line of control) to avenge the death of our soldier,” Sharma said, while speaking to reporters in New Delhi on Friday
New Delhi: On the second anniversary of India's surgical strike in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on Friday, Border Security Force (BSF) director general KK Sharma said that the force has avenged the killing of one of its jawans by the Pakistan Rangers.
BSF head constable Narender Singh was killed by a Pakistan border action team on September 18.
“We have taken sufficient action along the LoC (line of control) to avenge the death of our soldier,” Sharma said, while speaking to reporters in New Delhi on Friday.
Singh’s body bore three bullet wounds and it could be retrieved from a spot near the fence at the India-Pakistan border after over six hours as the Pakistani side "did not respond" to the calls to maintain the sanctity of the frontier and ensure that BSF search parties were not fired upon. Singh’s throat was also slit.
“We have taken sufficient action along the LoC to avenge the death of our soldier. We have reserved our right of retaliation and time. We have given tough and befitting replies, causing manifold damage. And we will do it again,” Sharma told The Indian Express.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday that "something had happened" but refused to give any details. He just asked people to have faith.
Singh’s son, a few days back, had demanded help from the authorities, saying that his father was the only breadwinner of the family and since he and his brother are still unemployed, he wanted the authorities to provide them whatever help they needed.
"We're proud but what happens after two-three days, when we don't get any help? My brother and I are unemployed. The sole breadwinner, my father, is gone while serving the nation. I want the authorities to provide us whatever help we need," Singh's son said.
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Last Updated Sep 29, 2018, 3:51 PM IST