According to the Times of India, the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) has in the past 11 days fired 3000 long-range mortal shells, which is capable of hitting targets within range of 5 to 6 kilometres. 2000 short range mortal shells have been fired which can hit targets at 900 meters or less and abut 35000 bullets through small arms including MMG, LMG, rifles etc.

The report said that most of the cross border firing takes place the Jammu sector at night and that the Indian BSF has lost 3 soldiers since October 19.

BSF sources informed TOI that they had ben supplied with additional inventory of ammunition in view of the prevailing border situation and the approaching winter.