As tension escalated between India and Pakistan in the Jammu region, the Punjab Frontier of the Border Security Force (BSF) enhanced vigil along the Gurdaspur sector, which touches Jammu border.
Talking to HT, BSF Punjab Frontier inspector general Ashok Kumar said, “We have enhanced alertness of the troops in Gurdaspur sector. A closer eye is being kept on the border.”
Kumar said the BSF troops in Punjab were also on alert keeping in view the tension in Jammu sector.
BSF not to send protest note
A day after Pakistani Rangers neither accepted nor offered sweets at the Indo-Pak Joint Check Post at Attari Border, BSF IG Ashok Kumar said, “The BSF will not send any protest note to Pakistani Rangers about this. If they do not want to exchange pleasantries, there is no point in sending a protest note.”
He also remarked that niceties made no sense amid casualties and prevailing tension.
On Monday on the occasion of Eid, Pakistan refused to exchange sweets with the BSF. Later, the BSF also decided not to extend a friendly hand at the Attari Border.
Largely peaceful, this is the first time that such bitterness was witnessed at the Attari Border.