Last week, rumours were rife that the Indian Army may have conducted a second ‘surgical strike’ against Pakistan occupied Kashmir. In fact, on 29th September, Home Minister Rajnath Singh himself had said ‘something big has happened 2-3 days back’, refusing to disclose details at that point. “Trust me, something big has happened two-three days ago. And you will also see what happens in future,” Rajnath said referring to the killing of Narendra Singh, the BSF Jawan who was brutally murdered by Pakistan a few days ago.
Now, as reported by Daily Pioneer, as many as 14 Pakistani Rangers have been killed by the BSF and destroyed six bunkers on the intervening night of 25th and 26th September along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). As per reports, a ‘fitting’ reply was given to the mutilation of Singh by inflicting injuries on at least two Pakistani Rangers. K K Sharma, the outgoing BSF DG had also said that sufficient action has been taken to avenge Narendra Singh’s murder.
Indian government has been working to strengthen the armed forces. Recently, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had inaugurated two pilot projects for ‘smart’ border fencing built under the Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS). The two stretches, 5.5 kms each, will now have first of its kind high tech surveillance system that would create an invisible electronic barrier on air, water and land to help the BSF foil the infiltration attempts.
This will also help in handling the increased infiltration and cross-border firing along with the international border which have been on the rise in last one year. As per reports, this figure has increased four times in last one year, highest in five years. As many as 498 incidents of cross-firing have taken place taking the casualties figure to 12 and 40 injured.