BSF Kills 7 Pak Rangers And A Terrorist During Return Fire; The Group Was Trying To Infiltrate Into India

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9:39 am 22 Oct, 2016

India’s Border Security Force (BSF) has said that they killed seven Pakistani Rangers personnel and a terrorist on October 21 after the group attacked them and they sent out a retaliatory fire.

On the morning of October 21, in a sniper attack by the Pakistani forces, they had injured an Indian trooper at Hiranagar of Kathua district, Jammu.


BSF jawan, constable Gurnam Singh, despite being injured tried to block attempts by his colleagues to evacuate him to safety and instead insisted that they launch an aggressive retaliation against the group.

The infiltrators also used intermittent small arms and area weapons fire so as to prevent BSF Jawans them from leaving with the injured soldier.


But India retaliated and ended up killing seven Pakistani Rangers along with a terrorist in the area.

“We had to respond when they tried to prevent our efforts to rescue our injured jawan.” – Arun Kumar, BSF Additional Director-General

These attacks comes in just weeks after India’s Surgical Strikes in PoK on September 29.

Since then India has been on a larger drive to prevent infiltration in the country, which over the weeks has only increased and seen the Indian Army and paramilitary troopers foil attempts after attempts, preventing the Pakistan Army trying to help terrorists cross over to India.

In another incident, just hours after Hiranagar’s attack, India reportedly caught a Pakistani spy in J&K’s Samba sector.

This ‘spy’ had with him two Pakistani SIM cards and a map of J&K showing deployment of security forces, across the state in his possession.

He has been identified as ‘Bodh raj’, resident of Arnia sector in Jammu district and is now being interrogated by the Indian security forces.

They are trying to ascertain if he is part of an even bigger espionage activities within India.


Injured BSF jawan, constable Gurunam Singh was saved and evacuated thanks to BSF’s cover-fire but he is said to be in critical condition at Jammu’s GMC.


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