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J-K: BSF soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier died and another was injured as Pakistan Rangers violeted ceasefire twice on Sunday night in R S Pura sector of international border (IB), using mortar shells and firing small arms.

india Updated: Oct 24, 2016 08:07 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
BSF personnel patrol along the fence at International Border in RS Pura Sector in Jammu.
BSF personnel patrol along the fence at International Border in RS Pura Sector in Jammu.(PTI Photo)

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier died and another was injured as Pakistan Rangers violeted ceasefire twice on Sunday night in R S Pura sector of international border (IB), using mortar shells and firing small arms.

Border Security Force (BSF) gave a “suitable reply”.

“Head constable Sushil Kumar was hit by a splinter in his chest while retaliating the Pakistan fire. He was administered first aid and evacuated to Government medical college and hospital in Jammu. He succembed to his injuries at 12.30am on Monday,” said Dharmender Pareekh, BSF Jammu frontier DIG.

Assistan sub-inspector RD Puri was also injured in the exhange of fire.

Earlier on Sunday evening, Pakistan violated the ceasefire along the IB, as Pakistani Rangers used small arm fire to target Indian posts, which was not retaliated by the BSF.

Sunday’s ceasefire violation came within hours of warning by additional director general, BSF, Arun Kumar that Pakistan will have to face dire consequences if any BSF Jawan was targeted.

He also said that the BSF was fully prepared to deal with any eventuality arising due to the buildup on the Pakistani side.

Kumar said that the lull along the border could take “any turn anytime”.

On Friday night, Pakistan Rangers had targeted the border hamlets and border outposts (BoP) with mortar shells and opened fire from automatic weapons along the IB in the sector.

During the late night attack, which started around 11 pm and continued till Saturday morning, Pakistan Rangers had used 60 and 81 mm shells in the Korotana Khurd and Budhipur Jattan villages in the R S Pura sector.

Seven Pakistan Rangers personnel and a terrorist were killed and three others seriously injured in a befitting retaliatory action by the BSF as the Pakistani troops had targeted six sectors in Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir.