Tthe BSF has termed this as the “heaviest cross-border firing since 1971.”
There have been 21 ceasefire violations by Pakistan in less then a fortnight and 23 in the month of August alone. Since 16 July, there have been 33 ceasefire violations, according to The Press Trust of India.
“It is unprecedented to target civilian areas to this extent. This is the heaviest cross-border firing I have seen since the 1971 war,” said BSF Chief DK Pathak in an NDTV interview.
The 1971 war was a heated military confrontation between the two sides that led to the creation of Bangladesh, which was formerly East Pakistan.
This comparison by the Border Security Force, a paramilitary force that guards India’s borders, could have significant ramifications on Indo-Pak’s already weakening relations.
Two civilians, including an eight-year-old child, lost their lives when Pakistan troops attacked villages along the border last Saturday.
It seems cease fire has become a fashion with the Pakistani army with no regards to human life.