Pakistan’s Proxy War: BSF Jawan Martyred In Cross-Border Firing In J&K’s RS Pura Sector

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8:45 am 24 Oct, 2016

Amid rising infiltration attempts and more cross-border firing in Kashmir, one BSF jawan was killed and another was injured during a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the International Border in RS Pura Sector on October 23 night.

Pakistani Rangers resorted to small arms fire and mortar shelling on at least three places in the sector.

Reportedly, the BSF gave a befitting reply.

SF jawan Sushil Kumar ANI

BSF jawan Sushil Kumar ANI

“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 succumbed to his injuries at 12.30am on Monday,” said Dharmender Pareekh, BSF Jammu frontier DIG.

It is well-known that the Pakistan Army engages in willful violation of the ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control so as to provide fire cover to infiltrators.

The injured BSF jawan has been taken to the Government Medical College in Jammu and is currently being treated.

The BSF had earlier warned Pakistan that the 24-hour long lull on the border can take ‘any turn any time’, and said that it was fully prepared to deal with any eventuality and any border build-up by the Pakistani side on the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir.

“I think we are having the information, we are ready for any eventuality and if they are building up we are ready for it”, he said.

Earlier on October 23, the BSF paid rich tributes to Gurnam Singh who got martyred in unprovoked firing by Pakistani rangers at border area in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. The BSF said the infiltration attempt, which was foiled by Gurnman and his other colleagues, had the support of the Pakistan Rangers.

Slain BSF jawan Gurnam Singh ndtv

Slain BSF jawan Gurnam Singh ndtv

“Absolutely that is on record and we have seen though our surveillance equipment as how they (Pakistan rangers) have given protection fire to get the people infiltrated into our border and how our men repulsed that”, Kumar said.

On October 21 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.


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