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BSF's counter-offensive 'Operation Arjun' forces Pakistanis to raise the white flag and beg for a ceasefire
Lately, Border Security Force's counter-offensive codenamed 'Operation Arjun' has been giving the Pakistanis sleepless nights.

Through the operation, the BSF has been targeting residences of Pakistan's former and serving army and ISI officers near the India-Pakistan border.

'Operation Arjun' is BSF's direct response to Pakistan's use of snipers for killing Indian soldiers and unprovoked shelling of villages in Indian territory along the border, targeting innocent civilians.

As a result of the counter-offensive unleashed on Pakistan by the BSF, Pakistan Rangers' Punjab DG Major General Azgar Naveed Hayat Khan called BSF director KK Sharma twice in the last week, requesting that the firing be stopped. Sharma received the first such call on September 22 and later, the two DGs again spoke on Monday, according to a Times of India report.

In his response to the calls received, Sharma lodged a strong protest against Pakistan's unprovoked firing causing loss of life and property of civilians on the Indian side.

Sharma clearly told Khan that his junior and commanding officer of 12 Chenab Rangers, Lt Col Irfan had the uncanny knack of replying fire with fire, which increases the risk of retaliation, as per the TOI report.

During Operation Arjun, the BSF while using small, medium and area weapons has so far caused heavy damage on the Pakistani side, also killing at least 7 Pakistani Rangers and 11 civilians. Several border outposts and military installations of the Pakistan army were also destroyed during the course of the operation by the BSF using 81 mm weapons.

The BSF specifically aimed their guns at farms and residences of former and serving Pakistan army, ISI officers, and Pakistan Rangers who have been intentionally provided land near the Indian border by Pakistan for aiding infiltration and providing logistical support for anti-India operations, according to top sources.

According to sources, Operation Arjun is on similar lines of the three-month-long 'Operation Rustom', which the BSF had carried out after unprovoked firing from Pakistan post India's surgical strikes of September 19. Last year's operation too had forced the Pakistanis to raise the white flag.

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