We cannot go on taking bullets: BSF on Pak firing

JAMMU: India will not do anything to disturb peace along the border in Jammu & Kashmir but will retaliate to any aggression by Pakistan, BSF chief D K Pathak said on Tuesday.
The BSF director general said his men foiled three-four attempts by terrorists to sneak into India since December 31.
“India will not do anything to disturb peace along the border but will retaliate befittingly if the situation demands,” Pathak said.
“Prevalence of peace (is the) best situation. But if Pakistan does not want peace, if firing comes from their side, we will definitely respond,” he said.
“We cannot go on taking bullets,” Pathak said, after paying tribute to Border Security Force trooper Devinder Singh who was killed in shelling by Pakistani border guards in Samba district on Monday.
Pathak visited the international border in Samba, Kathua and Jammu districts on Tuesday to take stock of the situation following indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan Rangers in the last three days in which two BSF troopers and a woman were killed.
He said there has been no firing at the border since Monday night.
Pathak admitted Pakistan too suffered civilian deaths but said it was “collateral damage”. India has never targeted civilian areas, he said.
Asked about the provocation for the Pakistani firing, Pathak said: “There can be more than one. Since December 31, we have foiled three to four attempts of infiltration. We have good proof of this. (IANS)

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