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BSF's targeting of ISI, Pakistani army men forced Rangers to talk: Officials
12/13/2017 10:25:48 PM
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Chandigarh, Dec 13: After a month of heavy exchange of fire with Pakistan, it was finally the BSF's Operation Arjun that brought the Pakistani border guards to commit themselves to a peaceful resolution of issues, say defence officials.
Operation Arjun, targeting farms and residences of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officers and retired Pakistan Army officers, was unleashed after heavy Pakistani firing and shelling killed Border Security Force constable KK Appa Rao on August 25.
Rao, deployed with the BSF's 192 Battalion in Jammu sector's Budhwar border outpost, fell victim to snipers of the Pakistan Rangers.
An official document revealed that Operation Arjun continued till September 24, with the BSF using small and medium arms as well as aerial weapons, causing heavy casualties and damage on the Pakistani side.
This led to more heavy firing and intermittent shelling by the Pakistanis in Akhnoor, Jammu and Samba sectors, mostly targeting BSF posts and civilian-inhabited areas in Jammu and Kashmir.
In the month-long cross-border firing between August 25 and September 24, seven Pakistan Rangers personnel and militant infiltrators as well as 11 Pakistani civilians were killed. "As many as 35 Pakistan Rangers were also injured in BSF's retaliatory firing."
Firing by Pakistan Rangers also claimed the lives of a BSF trooper and a civilian, the document showed, adding that six BSF personnel and 16 civilians were also injured in the ceasefire violations by the Rangers.
But Operation Arjun dramatically changed the situation, leading to the Pakistan Rangers initiating a request at the level of Director General for bi-annual border talks in a bid to end the spiralling clashes.
Operation Arjun followed 2016's equally successful Operation Rustam by the BSF.
The BSF forced the Pakistan Rangers to silence their guns gradually and then talk, the document noted.
As a result, the Rangers' Director General told BSF chief KK Sharma they were ready for DG-level bi-annual border talks in New Delhi, the document said.
Three days of talks between the two sides took place from November 8 -- after a gap of over one year.
At the conference, the BSF chief said the dialogue was a limited success.
"My feeling is these conferences are held in a very friendly atmosphere and both sides are eager to make things better. Unfortunately, the situation in Pakistan is such that not much headway takes place on the actual ground, I am sorry to say," Sharma said.
"The limited takeaway was that a dialogue started after a long gap," Sharma added.
According to Sharma, the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 1,020 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces in the last one year, followed by numerous attempts by militants to sneak into India.
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