Amid reports of stone pelting at the Beating Retreat ceremony held on 2 October, the Border Security Force (BSF) today confirmed the reports and stated that the stone pelting incident was true and it happened near the Wagah border.
BSF Director General KK Sharma said a flag meet was held with their Pakistani counterparts following the incident, during which they raised this issue.
Reacting to the recent ceasefire violations from the other side of the border after the surgical strike, Sharma said, "Yes, there is tension at the International Border but no exchange of fire has taken place yet."
He also said the BSF never gave orders for evacuation of villagers living along the International Border in the aftermath of the surgical strike.
According to reports, the people seated on the Pakistani side raised anti-India slogans for at least 10 minutes. Some BSF officials also said that stones were thrown from the Pakistani side at the beginning of the ceremony.
Relations between India and Pakistan have been strained ever since the Uri attack took place and the subsequent surgical strike conducted across the Line of Control.