BSF jawan killed in Pak ceasefire violation in LoC

BSF jawan killed in Pak ceasefire violation in LoC

A Border Security Force (BSF) constable, identified as Devender Kumar, was killed in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistani Army along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, a senior BSF official said on Tuesday.

A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed on Tuesday in ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Rangers on the worldwide border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district.

"A BSF jawan was injured during ceasefire violation in Samba on IB near Manguchak post of 173 Battalion at around 0120 hrs (1.20am) late Monday night", according to an intelligence officer.

"He was evacuated to hospital, where he later succumbed to injuries", he said.

Singh's death took the number of persons killed in over 700 incidents of Pakistani shelling along the IB and Line of Control (LoC) in the state - highest this year - to 33.

Director General BSF, K K Sharma, while paying homage to the deceased jawan, said BSF has the history of bravery and this courageous act has once again proved that border men are always ready to sacrifice their life, if comes to the nation security.

The infiltration bid and firing by Pakistan Rangers has also come close to the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Jammu on 19 May when he is likely to visit the agriculture university just near the border. There was a lull in firing noted along the IB in the past 3 months after intense border skirmishes in January and February.