Pak Rangers 'pleaded' ceasefire, says BSF

Pak Rangers 'pleaded' ceasefire, says BSF

The BSF had lost two of its jawans in this latest round of unprovoked firing on the Jammu IB over the last few days.

The Pakistan Rangers on Sunday "pleaded" the BSF to stop firing along the International Border as the three-day long precision fire on their locations inflicted heavy loss to them, the BSF said.

Officials said the Border Security Force (BSF) had pounded the firing locations across the border after unprovoked shelling and firing by the Pakistan Rangers.

On the Western borders, they said, a befitting reply by BSF units to unprovoked shelling and firing across international Boundary by Pakistan forces has "forced them to plead for ceasefire".

"Today (Sunday), Rangers have called up the Jammu BSF formation and beseeched to stop firing. For the last three days,the precision fire of the BSF troopers on Pakistan firing locations inflicted heavy loss to them," a senior BSF official said.

On Saturday, he said, the firing from BSF troopers found their mark with one of the rangers in chicken neck area. The BSF also released a 19-second thermal-imagery footage showing the destruction of a Pakistani picket across the border.

In the latest round of firing, two BSF personnel were killed over the last few days. A number of civilians were also also killed.

The firing from the Pakistan side had increased in the run-up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's day-long visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.

According to official statistics, around 700 incidents of firing and shelling were reported leaving 38 people, including 18 security personnel, dead and scores injured in recent times.