Srinagar, Jun 3: In the wake of the recent cross-border firing by Pakistan along the International border in the Jammu region, Inspector General of Police (IGP) SD Singh said the armed forces, civil administration and police are “fully equipped to handle Pakistan.” Also Read - 'Can't Even Kiss My Wife', Says Farooq Abdullah, Laments The Pandemic
“Our forces retaliated, and we are ready to face any situation. The civil administration, armed forces, and the police are fully equipped to handle Pakistan. We have bullet-proof cars and our staff is on the ground. People are also with the army and they have a very high morale,” he told media here. Also Read - BRO Constructs 110-feet Bailey Bridge at Kela Morh on Jammu-Srinagar Highway in Record Time
Adding further, he said, “We are fully prepared to face any situation. 13 civilians are injured but their morale is high, we have made full arrangements to vacate people from vulnerable area.” Also Read - Coronavirus Vaccine Drive Hallmark For Self-reliant India: BJP Leaders Hail PM Modi's Mega Rollout Plan
The Jammu IGP further noted that all necessary arrangements have been made to vacate people from vulnerable areas.
Earlier in the day, two Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers, Constable Vijay Kumar Pandey and Assistant sub-inspector Satya Narayan Yadav were killed and 13 civilians injured in heavy shelling by Pakistan.
Post the incident, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called for DGMO-level talks between India and Pakistan and said the “bloodshed” must be brought to an end.