Pakistan's SSG commandoes targetting Indian soldiers along LoC

At least 10 Indian soldiers have so far been killed in multiple operations by Pakistan army including BAT, snipers and heavy artillery fire.

Published: 31st October 2016 08:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2016 08:32 PM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Even though the Pakistan army has refused to accept Indian’s army’s surgical strike of September 29 on terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, but its commandoes of Special Service Group (SSG) has been regularly targeting Indian soldiers.  

At least 10 Indian soldiers have so far been killed in multiple operations by Pakistan army including Border Action Team (BAT), snipers and heavy artillery fire.

Sepoy Maninider Singh of Sikh Regiment, whose was brutally killed by mutilated his body was handiwork of SSG commandoes, trained for lethal clandestine operations.  

And last week’ killing of India rifleman Sandeep Singh Rawat was also killed by sniper fire and suspected to be done by SSG Commandoes.

Sources in the military establishment explain that after the surgical strike by Indian forces in PoK, Pakistan has deployed nearly 700 SSG commandoes on nearly 700 kilometers of border sharing India including 200 km of International Border and 740 km of Line of Control.

An officer explained that around 15 platoon of SSG commandoes are deployed on Pakistan side that mainly form the core of its Border Action Team (BAT) and its primary task to dominate by carrying out brutal military killing by long range snipers or an ambush.

On October 23, Gurnam Singh, a BSF jawan was killed by snipers shot by Pakistani army in Hiranagar sector of Jammu. However, the BSF, in retaliatory fire claimed to have gunned down seven Pakistan Rangers on the same day.

Similarly, Sudesh Kumar of 6 Rajput Regiment was killed in sniper firing on the LoC in Tarkundi area of Rajouri on October 16.

“These were killing by professional and trained army personnel. Pakistan army has deployed snipers all the Line of Control to pick targets from a distance,” said a source. However, Indian side has also deployed long range snipers to target any militant activity moving towards Indian side.

Sources said that Pakistan army is desperate to increase their killing counts to do chest thumping. As a result of it, they are not only upto constant heavy mortar shelling, but also carrying out ambush of Indian patrols and sniper fire on Indian posts.

Military source maintain that Pakistani side is actually proving cover fire to infiltrate maximum number of terrorists in Indian side.

In fact, militants have managed to successfully infiltrate over 105 times this year, as there have been more that 60 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC and IB in the state since September 29 surgical strikes.

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