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Sunday, October 2, 2016

BSF ups the guard on IB; wary of Pak’s response to surgical strike

By Anantha Krishnan M.
Bengaluru, Oct 2: The Border Security Force (BSF), guarding a major chunk of India’s International Border (IB), has upped the vigil following the terror strike on the Army camp in Uri and the subsequent ‘surgical strike’ by India’s Special Forces across the Line of Control (LoC).
While the Indian Army has asked its units across the borders to maintain heightened vigil, the BSF that guards around 7000 kilometres of Pakistan and Bangladesh borders along the IB, being the first line of defence, is wary of a ‘response’ to the surgical strike.
“Nothing will happen in the next two to three months on a large scale (war) as being reported in a section of media. They (Pakistan) may try to emulate us by carrying out a surgical strike. Let’s not forget that they also have a sizeable Army like ours. We have factored in all these possibilities,” a BSF official posted in a forward area, tells Mathrubhumi in an interview on Sunday.
While wanting to remain anonymous, he also cautions against too many details being reported about the surgical strike, as too much of conjectures would only lead to confusions.
He said the Pakistani Army would certainly attempt a revenge mission to impress their people.
“Before retiring, the Pakistani army chief General Raheel Sharief would want to do some kind of a colourful action. There will be a surprise element and we are ready for it,” says the official.
* Beefed up defences in Jammu, Punjab, Rajasthan & Gujarat
* Pak not ready for an all out attack
* War should be the last, least option
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