"No doubt about that," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters here when asked whether the repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops were to cover infiltration attempts by militants.

The Home Minister said Pakistan has been firing towards Indian side along the International Border in Jammu region and the BSF was giving a befitting reply. "BSF jawans are giving a befitting reply," he said.

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When asked about Islamabad's protest against heavy firing by India, Singh said it was Pakistan which started the firing and "we are just responding to it".

Pakistan Rangers on Thursday targeted 13 border outposts in Samba sector in Jammu and Kashmir, a day after four Pakistani rangers were killed in a sharp counter-attack following the death of an Indian jawan in cross-border firing.

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The Home Minister had said Pakistan should desist from such violations. "Pakistan should not do this," Singh had said.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said Islamabad does not seem to learn any lesson.


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