New Delhi [India], Sep 28 (ANI): There are a number of terror launch pads and camps across the India-Pakistan International Boundary (IB), with some of them just 5 to 7 kilometers away from the IB, informed the Border Security Force Directorate General KK Sharma on Friday. Also Read - India to be Under Lockdown For 21 Days, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Spike to 536

“There are many training camps, launching pads along the borders and hundreds of terrorists get trained. It is their (Pakistan) state policy to push terrorists. (Former military ruler of Pakistan) Zia-ul-Haq had started the policy of thousand cuts,” said Sharma who is superannuating on September 30. Also Read - COVID-19 LIVE: Next 3-4 Weeks Are Crucial, PM Modi Tells State CMs | Top Developments

Asserting that India has always retaliated to terror attacks from Pakistan, causing manifold damage, he underscored that India would continue to do so in future also. “We have given tough and befitting replies, causing manifold damage. We will do it again. We will see that in near future we do something,” he said. Also Read - India vs South Africa 1st ODI, Highlights: Match Abandoned Without Toss in Dharamsala Due to Rain

The revelations by the BSF chief have come on the second anniversary of the surgical strike, which India carried out on terror launch pads across the Line of Control.

Responding to the recent killing of a BSF jawan near the IB, he said, “It is an International Boundary. If something happens on IB it is not necessary we give an answer on IB. We have reserved our right of retaliation and time.”

Saluting the bravery of Indian soldiers, he said, “It is a must for us to stand on duty close to the IB, we have to see that infiltration from Pakistan does not take place. An Indian soldier knows that he can be sniped yet it is his bravery and also a compulsion to stand for his duty.”

On September 19, the body of a jawan, identified as Head Constable Narender Singh, was found with multiple bullet injuries on his upper body including the neck. The trooper was a part of the patrolling unit, which went ahead of the fence for clearing elephant grass when Pakistani rangers started shooting at them.

Following the incident, India called off the meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, which was scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. India said that the true face of Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan has been revealed. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.