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Monday, Sep 23, 2019

BSF soldier killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu and Kashmir’s Arnia sector

A Border Security Force trooper was killed on Friday in ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers in Arnia sub-sector of international border in Jammu district

india Updated: Sep 15, 2017 10:14 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Indo Asian News Service, Jammu
Constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh, who was killed in Pakistyani firing in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh, who was killed in Pakistyani firing in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir.(HT Photo)

A BSF jawan died after Pakistani Rangers opened heavy fire and shot mortars on Indian posts along the 198-km-long international border in Arnia sector of RS Pura in Jammu district on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday

The heavy exchange lasted till Friday morning.

The jawan has been identified as constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh, a native of Balia district in Uttar Pradesh.

BSF Jammu Frontier DIG Dharmender Pareekh sad, “At about 0020 hrs 12.20 am constable Brijendra Bahadur Singj, who was on duty at forward point along the fence, was fired upon from Pakiatani side and sustained a bullet injury.”

The bullet hit him on the left side of abdomen and as a result died during evacuation, Pareekh said. The jawan hailed from Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Balia district of UP.

The 32-year-old soldier is survived by his parents and wife Sushmita Singh, initial details revealed.

Pareekh said that intermittent fire continued from both sides from since midnight.

BSF Jammu Frontier IG Ram Awtar told Hindustan Times that on Thursday BSF retaliated in Pargwal sector of Akhnoor sub-division in Jammu District and eliminated a Pakistan Ranger.

According to reports, a Pakistani civilian was also killed in the skirmishes.

First Published: Sep 15, 2017 07:23 IST