Rajnath reviews Indo-Pak border situation after Kashmir retaliatory fire
Union home minister Rajnath Singh called up the BSF DG to take stock of the India-Pakistan border situation after BSF said it shot dead seven Pakistan Rangers and a militant while retaliating to a ceasefire violation in J-K’s Kathua.india Updated: Oct 22, 2016 01:17 IST
Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday night reviewed the situation along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir where BSF said it shot dead seven Pakistan Rangers and a militant while retaliating to a ceasefire violation.
On receiving the news, the home minister, who was in Mumbai, called up director general of the Border Security Force, K K Sharma, and took stock of the situation along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua district, officials said.
Senior home ministry officials are also in regular touch with BSF officials and monitoring the situation along the border, they said.
The home minister earlier had said that BSF should not fire the first shot towards Pakistan but if fired upon by Pakistani forces, BSF should not count the bullets and retaliate forcefully.
First Published: Oct 22, 2016 01:17 IST