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JAMMU: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan – Constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh – died after being injured in firing during ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Arnia international border area of RS Pura sector. One civilian has also been injured. This is the sixth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in a span of five days.
On Friday morning, Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions.
“One BSF trooper has been killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers. They are using mortars, automatics and small arms to target nine BSF posts in Arnia. BSF troopers are retaliating strongly and effectively,” BSF sources said.
“Heavy firing exchanges are now going on in these areas,” the source added.
A bullet hit the jawan on the left side of his abdomen and he succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital, the spokesman said.
The 32-year-old Bahadur hailed from Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Balia district. He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh.
Meanwhile, panic spread in villages near to the international border in Arnia sub-sector.
Authorities have kept emergency services in readiness to meet any eventuality due to the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan.
A wreath laying ceremony was organised in honour of the BSF officer, who laid down his life guarding the nation’s frontiers in Arnia sector, a defence spokesman said here.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh along with BSF officers and jawans paid floral tributes to the martyr at the BSF headquarters here.
Speaking to media, Deputy Chief Minister condemned the killing and said that India will give Pakistan a befitting reply.
“Pakistan is a country of cowards. They should desist from such acts. We will give them a befitting reply,” Singh said.
Legislators Sat Sharma, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, M K Bhandari, IGP, Dr S D Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan besides other senior officers of civil administration and police also paid homage to the cop.
There have been continuous ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops for the past three days.
Two Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory action by the BSF yesterday while three Indian jawans were injured in unprovoked firing and shelling by Pakistani troops along the IB and the LoC in Jammu and Poonch districts on Wednesday.
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