Border tension or infiltration bid

The incessant trade of firing and shelling between BSF and Pakistani rangers in the past some days has revived tension along the borders, but also it wont be perhaps wrong to say that in the garb of tension escalation, the Pakistani rangers are trying to give cover to the infiltrators.
Since past few days, all the border areas of five major districts of Jammu province viz Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Poonch and Rajouri are witnessing upsurge of cross border firing and shelling.
Along with making the border insignificant in these districts, several bids of infiltration by the terrorists from Pakistan side were also made but foiled by alert security forces. Evidently, Pakistani Rangers have been trying to provide cover to the infiltrators who make a bid to sneak in. This is the old strategy of Pakistan and her field commanders.
The ceasefire violations have witnessed upsurge in the aftermath of surgical strike conducted by the Indian army in which reportedly 50 terrorists including 9 Pakistani army personnel were killed and as many as seven launching pads were destroyed. Although Pakistan has refuted the claim of the Indian army that any surgical strike took place, yet the body language of Pakistan army after the strike has shown obvious shift.
It will never concede the humiliation it had to suffer in the surgical strike because that not only rubbishes the claim of invincibility of Pak army but also demolishes the trust of Pakistani citizens in the ability of its forces to stand before the might of India.
Our BSF is giving them befitting response, be it Bobiya area in Hiranagar or Savjian in Poonch district or Palanwala in Akhnoor area. Pakistan’s frequent violation of cease fire agreement of 2003 has become a routine. Pakistan never maintained the sanctity of the agreement. Therefore let us, for the time being, forget about the cease fire agreement and continue to face the situation as is and where is.
Border firing and shelling cannot provoke our forces to any major retaliation because that is precisely what the Pakistani plan is. Therefore, we have the experience of handling border firing and our troops will stand by their past experience giving befitting reply to Pakistanis. They are, therefore, prepared for a long drawn border tension. This is what our border dwellers and our administrative machinery shall have to understand and be prepared to meet the exigency. However, amid all this, the people living along the borders are the major sufferers and they need immediate attention. Though the Government has been providing them some succour yet the issue of affected people has to be discussed and understood in its various dimensions.

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