Pakistan violating ceasefire to uplift army’s moral post surgical strike: Expert

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Oct. 22 : Defence expert P K Sinho on Saturday said Pakistan will continue violating the ceasefire agreement of November 2003 to uplift the morale of their army and terrorists who have been dealt a severe blow through last month's surgical strike across the Line of Control (LoC) by the Indian Army.

"Pakistan will continue such kind of activities in future also. The reason is that their army, their intelligence services are feeling very demoralised after the surgical strike.

These kinds of actions they probably feel will raise the morale and will also give a message that they are active on the border and have not surrendered and are targeting India," Sinho told ANI.

He further praised the efforts of the BSF for being alert and continuously giving befitting replies to Pakistan's attempts to facilitate the infiltration of terrorists across the LoC.

Yesterday, Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General D.K. Upadhyay confirmed that the launch of an "aggressive offensive firing" of small arms and area weapons in Hiranagar, Jammu and Kashmir, that claimed lives of one militant and seven Pakistani Rangers.

In the intervening night of October 19-20, BSF troops foiled an infiltration bid in Bobiyan village of Hiranagar Sector in Jammu, in which one militant was killed; whereas, in the same area, Pakistani Rangers today targeted the BSF domination along the International Boundary, in which one BSF Constable Gurnam Singh received a bullet injury, said the BSF in a statement issued New Delhi The constable was evacuated to the Jammu Government Medical College with the cover fire.

However, his condition remains critical. The BSF said the forces are on high alert all along International Boundary and ready to foil any infiltration attempt.

Early on Thursday morning, Pakistan had resorted to a ceasefire violation in Bhimer Gali (BG) sector of Rajouri and in the Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.

This comes after a spree of ceasefire violations last week by Pakistan in response to the surgical strikes conducted by the Indian Army on September 29 to destroy terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Source: ANI