It seems Indian Government has granted a license to kill to our Armed Forces, today we have seen how Indian Army has conducted another surgical strike inside Myanmar border and destroyed many NACN Terrorist camps and killed many Terrorists in process. On the other hand the Border Security Force has initiated Operation Arjun which has forced Pakistan to beg for immediate cease-fire on the international border.

BSF has started Operation Arjun, where it is targeting farms and residences of Pakistan’s serving and former army officers near the border resulted in Pakistan suing for peace.Codenamed ‘Operation Arjun’, the measure has seen BSF framing a robust response to Pakistan’s use of snipers to kill Jawans, besides firing on civilians and shelling villages along the border over the last month.

The border force’s counter-offensive on Pakistan’s Defence apparatus has forced Pakistani Rangers for consecutive request for ceasefire in last 3 days.BSF has particularly targeted farms and residences of retired Pakistan army, ISI and Pakistan Rangers officers who have been given land near the Indian border to facilitate their task of guiding infiltration and providing logistical help in anti-operations India.

Following the BSF action, Pakistan Rangers’ Punjab DG Maj Gen Azgar Naveed Hayat Khan called BSF director K K Sharma twice last week requesting a stop to the firing.Sharma lodged a strong protest on Pakistan’s unprovoked firing causing loss of life and property of civilians. The first call to Sharma was made on September 22, while the two DGs spoke again on Monday.

Sharma warned Khan that his junior, Lt Col Irfan, commanding officer of 12 Chenab Rangers, had the tendency of acting in a provocative manner, raising the risk of retaliation in the future and may have further counter action from India’s end.

As a part of ‘Operation Arjun’, the BSF used small, medium and area weapons, causing heavy damage on the Pakistani side and the death of seven Pakistan Rangers personnel and 11 civilians.Several border outposts and structures of Pakistan army and Rangers were destroyed using long-range 81 mm weapons.

Officials said following Pakistan’s repeated firing on villages and its posts, the BSF restructured its operations along the western border and decided to hit the adversary where it hurt.Sources said the tactic was on the lines of the three-month ‘Operation Rustam’ carried out last year after Pakistan fired intermittently following the September 19 surgical strikes by the Indian Army. At that time too, BSF’s retaliation forced Pakistan Rangers to wave the white flag and beg for cease fire.

Army chief’s statement and BSF’s ‘operation Arjun’ once again highlight the recent change in tactics of our forces when it comes to replying to ceasefire violation by Pakistan. Our forces are repeatedly making Pakistan realize that unprovoked attacks on Indian territory will not only meet with the fierce opposition but also invite more surgical strikes if required.


Manish Sharma

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