A BSF jawan died on Friday after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire for the third consecutive day along the International Border (IB) in Jammu district. BSF Constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh was killed in firing by Pakistan in Arnia area of Jammu and Kashmir’s RS Pura sector.
Bahadur was on duty at forward point along the fence in Arnia sector along the IB when Pakistani Rangers resorted to mortar shelling and small arms fire at about 0020 hours today, reported Press Trust of India.
A bullet reportedly hit the soldier on the left side of his abdomen and he succumbed to injuries on the way to hospital, a BSF officer was quoted as saying.
“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”, said BSF sources to IANS news agency.
The 32-year-old soldier belonged to Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Uttar Pradesh’s Balia district. He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh.
There have been continuous ceasefire violations by the Pakistani troops for the past three days.
Incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year. Until August 1, there were 285 such actions by the Pakistan army, while there were 228 in all of 2016, according to the Indian Army, said PTI.