Rajnath briefed on border situation; Pakistan ranger killed

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 14, 2014 00:28 IST

An officer of Pakistan ranger lost his life during the retaliatory fire of the Border Security Force (BSF) at the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, Union home minister Rajnath Singh was told on Monday.

“During the recent ceasefire violation from Pakistani side, when the BSF asked to respond, it fired more than 50,000 rounds and around 1,000 mortars resulting in killing of an officer of Pakistani rangers and around two dozen more persons.

Besides more than 50 border outposts and small chowkis on the Pakistani side were also destroyed,” said a home ministry official requesting anonymity.

Singh was briefed by top security officials, including National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, about the situation along the border with Pakistan. He directed the officials to ensure that the border guarding forces remain on high alert and civilians living along the border are fully protected as the Pakistan may continue with violations till the elections in the state, said source.

On Tuesday, Singh will be given a detailed presentation on the situation along the Sino-Indian border.

Doval, home secretary Anil Goswami, secretary border management Snehlata Kumar and other top officials will brief the home minister about the situation along the 3,488 km-long border with China.

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