New Delhi: Border Security Force (BSF) chief General KK Sharma on Friday said that Pakistan has become more aggressive since Imran Khan took over the charge as Prime Minister. Referring to the killing of BSF jawan Narendra Singh by the Pakistani troop, Sharma said that this has happened since Imran Khan became the PM of Pakistan. He also referred to the killing as a Border Action Team operation.

“Nothing has changed on the border. Now we are witnessing BAT action on the International Border which never happened earlier. Generally, BAT action happens at the LoC. There is more aggressive stance from the other side compared to the past,” the BSF chief said. He added that the BSF is taking precautions to avoid any such incidents in future.

“Generally, whenever our troops do these exercise, the other side objects and fire a few shots in the air. We used to withdraw, talk to them and the exercise would re-commence. In this case, when the fire came, our personnel made a tactical retreat,” the BSF chief said.

He said, “Then they realised that one of their men had been left behind. They went back to examine and found the helmet and a cap. And also found some signs of a person being dragged to the other side. We could not cross over because (it was the International Border). Then the counterparts took quite some time to get in touch with us.”

“They allowed us to search the area on the other part. And our party found the body. The feet were tied. There were three bullet wounds on the chest and there was a slit mark on the throat,” he said. The BSF chief said that there has been no firing since the incident happened and that the Pakistani Rangers have denied any involvement in the case.

“The moment this incident took place, we noticed that the other side simply vanished. They have also got their villages vacated,” he said. BSF has given a befitting reply, he said, adding that there were many training camps and launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). “We now know it is Pakistan’s policy to push terrorists into India,” he concluded.