Operation Arjun: BSF targets Pak officers' properties over ceasefire violation
The Border Security Force has reportedly targeted residences and farms of serving and former Pakistani army officers located near the border under 'Operation Arjun'. The operation is a response to Pakistan troops' attacks on Indian civilians and villages along the border, as well as the use of snipers to kill Indian jawans. Operation Arjun has forced Pakistan to seek a ceasefire.
Pakistan Rangers chief Gen Azgar Naveed Hayat Khan called BSF director KK Sharma twice last week, requesting him to end the firing. The BSF has specifically targeted farms and residences of retired Pakistan army, ISI, and Rangers officers allotted land close to the Indian border. These properties were used to provide logistical support for anti-India operations and to aid infiltration across the border.
Under 'Operation Arjun', the BSF caused heavy damage to Pakistan using small, medium and area weapons, the Times of India has reported. The operation left seven Pakistani Rangers personnel and 11 civilians dead. Multiple Pakistani army and Rangers border outposts and structures were also destroyed by long-range 81 mm weapons. The Pakistani side had earlier repeatedly fired on Indian villages and BSF posts.