BSF Lodges Protest With Pak Rangers Over Ceasefire Violation1 January 2011
Jammu: Border Security Forces (BSF) on Saturday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Rangers for violation of ceasefire, firing and rocket attacks on forward border outpost (BOP) along Indo-Pak border in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir. “We lodged a strong protest with Pak Rangers at a flag meeting at Commandant level at Ramgarh BOP in Samba district over ceasefire violation, firing and rocket attacks on Ballard BoP along International Border (IB)”, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) G Branch, BSF, G. Oberio told PTI. The Commandant-level meeting was led by Commandant 59 Battalion of BSF O.P. Upadhaya and the Pakistani side it was led by Wing Commander of Chinab Rangers Raja Syed. The meeting lasted for over half an hour. The DIG said the Pakistan Rangers, however, denied any knowledge about the firing and ceasefire violation and said that they would monitor such activities along Borderline. There was heavy firing and attacks of Rocket Projectile Grenades (RPGs) on Ballard BOP along International Border (IB) in Samba sector aroung 0430 hours on December 26. Border Security Force (BSF) troops guarding the border took positions and retaliated, resulting in a fierce exchange which continued till 0530 hours. There was no loss of life or damage to property in the cross border firing and rocket attacks, he said adding firing and RPG attacks were resorted to from Lahri Kalam area close to Imran Sheed post of Pakistan.