As firing from across the border declined following strong retaliatory response by India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that Pakistan has been taught a “befitting lesson” with the Army “shutting their mouth”.
“Pakistan has got a befitting lesson. They will not dare to repeat it again. Our jawans have shut their mouth,” he said addressing an election rally.
The Prime Minister said those living close to the border with Pakistan who had to leave their homes following nine days of heavy mortar shelling and firing will be adequately compensated by the Centre.
“I assure you, the government of India will act promptly to provide adequate compensation to those who had to leave their homes due to shelling and migrate elsewhere,” he said.
Modi also slammed Congress for targeting him over his government’s response to Pakistan’s aggression.
“Congress is busy issuing statements over what is happening on the Pakistan border. This not the time for empty ‘boli’ (talk) by them, but for ‘goli’ (bullet) by our jawans,” he said.
Firing de-escalates along LoC
After nine days of heavy firing and mortar shelling from across the border, firing de-escalated along the 192-km long International Border in Jammu frontier overnight.
Pakistan opened fire on just four borders out posts in Kathua district as compared to firing on 60 borders out posts along the International Border on Thursday. There was no firing along the IB in Jammu and Samba districts.
“There was no cross-border firing during the intervening night of October 9 and 10 along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts”, BSF spokesman told.
There has been over three dozen ceasefire violations along IB since October one.