On the second anniversary of surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control, Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s comment has fuelled speculation about another army operation being conducted on Pakistan.
Referring to the killing of Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Narendra Singh, whose throat was slit by the Pakistani troops near the International border in Jammu on September 18, Singh has said that “something big has happened in past two-three days” across the border to avenge the brutal killing of the soldier.
Though the Home Minister did not elaborate on his cryptic comment, but he made a clear reference to BSF’s head Constable Narendra Kumar’s brutal killing on September 19, along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir.
On the heels of Rajnath’s comment, BSF Director-General KK Sharma today said that “sufficient action” has been taken to avenge the killing of Narendra Kumar by a Pakistan border action team.
Sources say that the force had alerted all its formations along the IB and informed the army to remain vigilant at the LoC.
Prior to Singh’s statement, Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat had said that it was time for another surgical strike. General Rawat had also pointed out that infiltration from across the Line of Control persisted despite the call for a ceasefire. He went on to say that this cannot continue, and assured that necessary action has to be taken to deter terrorists from disrupting peace in Jammu and Kashmir.