Pakistan denies firing of rockets in Indian territory

Pakistan denies firing of rockets in Indian territory


An Indian soldier collects the remains of a rocket at the site of a blast at Dhoni khurd village in the Wagah sector of the India-Pakistan border, some 40 km from Amritsar.AP

The two rockets fired towards Indian territory, fell in agriculture fields in two adjacent villages, drawing retaliation from BSF using machine guns.

There was, however, no casualty on the Indian side in the Pakistani action, BSF Inspector General Himmat Singh said.

Singh said Pakistan fired rockets which landed in an open area at villages Modhey and Dhoneya Khurd at around 10 pm after which the BSF troops hit back by opening fire from machine guns.

He said BSF authorities got in touch with their Pakistani counterparts for a flag meeting where India would lodge a strong protest against the action. (More) PTI Cor JO
The attack happened on a day when the BSF deployed its first batch of women constables at the border to facilitate frisking of women going for work in fields.

Sixteen of a batch of 178 women constables of the force were deployed at Rorawari village near Attari border in Punjab on Friday.

A meeting between the sector commanders of Pakistan Rangers and Border Security Force (BSF) over the issue remained "inconclusive", a spokesman for Pakistan Rangers said.

The sector commanders met a little after 1 am following reports of three major explosions in the Wagah sector.

The blasts caused wide spread panic in village on Pakistani side.

 

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