‘Situation Tense’ At LoC : BSF


Srinagar: Director General (DG) of Border Security Force (BSF) KK Sharma on Thursday described the situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir as “tensed”.

“The situation is pretty tensed. A continuous ceasefire has been going along the LoC, now it’s been happening in IB as well”, DG BSF KK Sharma said at a press conference here.

“We can describe the situation as tense. Earlier, there had been firing along the Line of Control and now they have started firing along the international border as well,” Sharma said.
After paying his tributes to BSF head constable A Suresh, who was killed in unprovoked Pakistani firing on Wednesday night, he said, “martyrdom of A Suresh will not go waste”.

Terming his death as “unfortunate”, Sharma said that the BSF constable was struck by a bullet which appeared to have passed through a small gap in his bunker.

“Is tarah ki yudh ki sithati mein, aap isko occupational hazards keh saktey ho (In such a war like situation, one can describe it as occupational hazards),” he said. “To avoid casualties due to sniper fire, we have provisions for bulletproof helmets and jackets for the troops, but even then many parts of the body remain exposed,” Sharma added.

It was not the first time that Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing towards the Indian side, he said, adding that one BSF jawan on January 3 was killed in sniper fire from across the border.