Home Minister Rajnath Singh, amid the continuing ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along LoC, said on Saturday that the security forces were giving a ‘befitting reply’. “I want to assure the nation that the security forces are giving befitting reply to the firing from Pakistan. We will not bow down before anyone,” he told reporters in New Delhi.
Singh also said that if the countrymen were celebrating Diwali, it was because of the security personnel guarding the borders. Ceasefire violations were reported at six places along the Line of Control and the International Border on Saturday, in which one BSF personnel had died.
During the day, Pakistan had fired shells at Manjakote in Rajouri district. The army says Pakistan also violated the ceasefire along the Line Control at Sunderbani and they retaliated.
Jitender Singh, 46, died when Pakistani Rangers fired a mortar shell at Abdullian in RS Pura sector, said Danish Rana, a senior police officer in Jammu. He was the third BSF man to be killed in Pakistani shelling in last five days.