Infiltration is one of the biggest problems India is facing since 30 years. The Pakistan sponsored terrorists are using the soil of Kashmir to rage war against India. The sponsored terrorists who infiltrate from the borders have continued to brain wash people in the valley and turn against India demanding Azadi.
Despite many attempts, it has not been possible for the government to control the infiltration of terrorists who are being protected by the local people. Now, the BSF (Border Security Force) has come with a new idea to use snipers in places of infiltration to bring the situation under control. The team aims to check and avert any untoward event ahead of the Amarnath Yatra. Intelligence agencies suggest militant activity at launching pads across the border aiming to sneak into the valley (WION report). BSF’s Central School of Weapon and Tactics (CSWT) in Indore is called the Sniper factory where one of the 100 jawans is selected as a sniper.
The sniper team first identifies the places of infiltration and look for places where they can hide from the eyes of enemies and attack them when required. The snipers usually follow the eliminate procedure by entering into the enemy territory. The snipers wait for the enemies to make the first move and then retaliate in the appropriate time.
According to reports, on June 3rd of this year, SN Yadav and BSF Constable V Pandey were killed in the border. But the investigation revealed that it was the Pakistani sniper team who had attacked them to facilitate infiltration of their people. So, the Indian army in its counter operation is deploying snipers at sensitive areas to tackle the situation.
Both @BSF_India personnel were apparently killed by a Pak SNIPER. Let that sink in. Pak Army used a sniper during #RamzanCeasefire to target BSF personnel. And 14 grenade attacks in 4 days again during #RamzanCeasefire. Terrorists regrouping, rearming, recouping & RECRUITING too. https://t.co/xwW3mZwLU9
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) June 4, 2018
Day before Pak Rangers sniper targeted a BSF constable at border (he survived)Yesterday BSF says it hit back & killed at least 3 Pak Rangers
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) August 27, 2017
BSF jawan killed by Pak sniper fire in Baramulla today is Constable Krishna Kumar Dubey. He was co-deployed with Army at Karam Post. RIP.
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) July 9, 2015
Young @BSF_India constable SK Murmu from Jamui, Bihar killed by a Pak sniper, Karnah sector, Tungdhar J&K. (Hope this time Bihar politicians, DC & SP are present for the final journey & sincerely hope the BSF response is for all to see asap) swift retribution at LoC with interest pic.twitter.com/4dRodEIpwW
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) February 20, 2018
These above reports show that Pakistanis are using snipers extensively to target Indian soldiers guarding the border. The reason why there are so many casualties is because the snipers are trained to make every bullet count (One Bullet-One Target) and there are less chance that the enemy escapes. So, in retaliation, the Indian BSF has decided to use the best sniper teams in border areas to avoid casualties and prevent infiltration.
This decision was taken after the terrorist issued threat on Amarnath Yatra which will commence on 28th June. As per intelligence inputs, several terrorists are camping near the Line of Control (LoC) so that they can infiltrate and target the pilgrims. The snipers face most tough task as they first need to identify the hiding place and be patient. They remain in hidden places for days without making a slightest movement which makes it impossible for the enemies to identify them.