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India lodges strong protest with Pak over firing of rockets

Last Updated: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 23:23

Attari (Amritsar): The Border Security
Force today lodged a strong protest with Pakistani rangers
over the recent firing of rockets into the Indian territory
from across the border.

At the flag meeting between border guards of the two
countries, Pakistan was told to restrain from carrying out
any "unwanted" activity from its territory, BSF IG Himmat
Singh said.

"India will reply effectively and strongly if anything
happens like what had taken place on January nine (firing of
rockets from the Pakistani side)," he said.

At the meeting, Pakistan denied that any rocket was
fired from its territory, but assured the BSF that it would
investigate the matter, the IG said.

On the firing by the BSF, he said "we told Pakistan
that it was a retaliatory action. The BSF never fired on Pak
rangers. The firing was directed towards the area from where
the rockets were coming."

Five rockets were fired from the across the border on
villages in this border area here on the intervening night of
January 8-9.


First Published: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 23:23
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