India Hits Back: BSF Destroys Pakistan Firing Posts, Fuel Dumps [WATCH]

| January 23 , 2018 , 08:14 IST

In retaliation to the death of 12 Indians, including 5 security personnel due to Pakistani firing from across the border in Jammu since Thursday, the BSF destroyed Pakistan firing posts at several locations along the International Border (IB), the BSF said on Monday.

Apart from the firing posts, Pakistani ammunition and fuel dumps were also destroyed by the BSF.

"BSF is giving suitable and pin-pointed retaliation to an unprovoked fire by Pakistani forces from across the IB in Jammu. At several locations, the enemy's firing positions, ammunition and fuel dump have been destroyed by the precision firing of the border guarding force personnel," said a BSF spokesperson.

Video clips of the destruction of the fuel dumps were also released by the BSF.

In the past 4 days, the more than 9,000 mortar shells have been fired across the border, and the assault on Pakistan Rangers will likely continue till they stop targeting Indian personnel and border villages, officials said.  

According to reports, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has given the Border Security Force (BSF) a free hand to use maximum fire power against the Pakistan Rangers and Pakistan Army, directing BSF top brass to target 5 Pakistanis for 1 Indian loss.

Amidst fresh shelling by the Pakistan, HM Rajnath Singh on Monday said, "India is no longer a weak nation. It has become a strong nation and its image before the world has changed."

In view of the increased ceasefire violations from Pakistan along the International Border (IB) in Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir, around 10,000 people living near the IB have been shifted to relatively safer areas. The state government has also ordered that schools within 5 km of the IB and the Line of Control (LoC) be closed.