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BSF chief asks force to respond to Pakistan in 'befitting manner'

With India-Pakistan tensions high, the BSF has increased deployment and reinforced its technical equipment along the border, its chief KK Sharma said on Wednesday while instructing the force to maintain optimal level of alertness and respond in a befitting manner to any inimical action.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

Sharma, who toured the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border, said a Border Action Team (BAT) attack by Pakistan cannot be ruled out and "So we have maintained highest alertness."

The BSF Director General arrived in Jammu on Wednesday morning and visited the frontier to take stock of operational preparedness on the IB and LoC in prevailing security scenario, BSF spokesman said.

IG BSF Jammu Frontier DK Upadhyaya gave a detailed briefing on the operational preparedness of the Jammu frontier, the spokesman said, adding various issues were discussed with the field commanders also.

"We have increased the deployment (along IB)," Sharma said, adding, "we have reinforced technical equipment along the border".

The BSF chief instructed the forces to maintain optimum level of alertness and respond in the befitting manner to the adversary, if necessity arises.

He expressed satisfaction about capability and high morale of BSF troops.

Sharma praised the supreme sacrifice made by late constable Nitin Kumar who "exhibited combat audacity and fought valiantly and laid down his life in the line of duty which saved valuable human lives by depriving access to militants entering into BSF campus, Baramullah."

On the other hand, Pakistan Army chief Raheel Sharif visited the 10 Corps headquarters in Pakistan and "expressed complete satisfaction" over the preparedness of the country's military, according to The Express Tribune.

The report further said that Sharif praised the morale of the troops and "level of vigilance" along the Line of Control.

With inputs from PTI

Published Date: Oct 06, 2016 08:52 AM | Updated Date: Oct 06, 2016 08:52 AM

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