NEW DELHI - Agitated over the alleged killing of a BSF jawan in firing by Pakistani troops along the international border in Jammu on Tuesday night, Indian Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde upped the ante, saying that all such unprovoked acts would be met with a “befitting” reply from the Indian side, reported Times of India.

“We will give a befitting reply to Pakistan,” Shinde told reporters here, reacting to the firing since Tuesday on BSF positions. He added that additional BSF troops were being deployed at vantage points in the wake of the situation.

Senior officials in the BSF told TOI that each ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops was being countered with retaliatory fire, and that the force was fully geared to respond to every act of aggression from across the border.