One Indian Soldier Killed in Firing By Pakistani Troops

Jessica Allison
September 16, 2017

The Indian army says a border guard has been killed in cross-border fire from Pakistan in the disputed Kashmir region. "BSF troopers are retaliating strongly and effectively", BSF sources said. One other civilian was also injured.

In the firing, Constable Bijender Bahadur hailing from Uttar Pradesh, who was deployed at a forward post was injured seriously.

BSF Jammu Frontier DIG Dharmender Pareekh was quoted by Hindustan Times: "At about 0020 hrs 12.20 am constable Brijendra Bahadur Singj, who was on duty at forward point along the fence, was sacked upon from Pakiatani side and sustained a bullet injury". He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh, according to the BSF spokesman.

Pakistani troops have been continuously violating the ceasefire along the IB for the past four months.

Panic has gripped scores of border residents living in villages close to the global border of R.S. Pura in Jammu. "He was shifted to a hospital", the officer said.

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Speaking to media, Deputy Chief Minister condemned the killing and said that India will give Pakistan a befitting reply. They should desist from such acts.

Pakistan Rangers started unprovoked firing and shelling on Indian positions and civilian areas in Arnia sector around 1 am today.

He said launching pads are there across the border, adding, "in coming days challenges are there but we are ready to face any thing the way we are doing".

Despite a ceasefire agreement that was reached in November 2003, sporadic skirmishes continue in Kashmir.

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