BSF trooper killed in ceasefire violation

16 May, 2018, 13:51 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • BSF jawan killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along IB in Jammu

Constable Devendra Singh of village Lakhanpur, Sikandera, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, deployed at Manguchak border in Samba got martyred in Pak firing.

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir on May 19, the Border Security Forces (BSF) have confirmed that five militants have sneaked into the Indian side.

Sources in the BSF (Border Security Force) say the terrorists used a tunnel to cross over at the Samba sector, in a major infiltration bid on Monday.

He was immediately evacuated to medical facilities but he couldn't be saved.Complete area has been cordoned off. BSF noticed the suspicious movement of five unidentified persons along the IB in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.

"Searches are on all along the border and once they (terrorists) will be traced out, we will neutralise them", said Mr Sharma adding that so far no tunnel has been detected but our men are on job and anti-tunnelling exercise is also in place.

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However, a search operation is underway.

The BSF soldier'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 to 33.

There has been a lull in firing along the IB over the past three months after intense border skirmishes in January and February, which led to many casualties and forced civilians to flee their homes.

"Pakistan is our hostile neighbour and tries to push terrorists and violates ceasefire regularly".

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