A Border Security Force Sub Inspector was killed while a jawan injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, officials said. They said SI Rakesh Doval deployed at the BSF artillery battery at the LoC in Baramulla was killed after he sustained head injury in the firing around 1315 hours. Also Read - Indian Navy Inducts Two American Predator Drones On Lease, Can Be Deployed On China Border
Another jawan, constable Vasu Raja, sustained splinter injuries on his arms and cheeks. He was deployed at the same forward defended location, they said. The constable is stable, officials said. Also Read - PM Imran Khan Approves Chemical Castration of Rapists in Pakistan, Law Soon to be Presented in Parliament
“The Sub Inspector has made supreme sacrifice in line of duty while facing heavy ceasefire violation from the enemy. The sub-officer was a resident of Uttarakhand,” they said. “The ceasefire violation firing is still on and the BSF is responding effectively,” a senior BSF officer said. Also Read - India’s Ban on 43 Chinese Apps May Affect Beijing’s Digital Silk Route Ambitions | Here’s How
In another ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kamalkote sector of Jammu and Kashmir, a civilian was killed and another got injured. According to the officials, the Pakistani troops fired mortars and other weapons. The injured civilian has been rushed to a medical facility for treatment, they added.
The officials said apart from the Kamalkote sector of Uri,ceasefire violations were reported from two other places — Izmarg in Gurez sector of Bandipora district and Keran sector of Kupwara district. A defence spokesman also said that the Army foiled an infiltration bid, which was aided by the ceasefire violation, along the LoC in the Keran sector.
Suspicious movement was observed by own troops at the forward posts along the LoC in Keran sector (in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district) today. The suspected infiltration bid was foiled by alert troops, Srinagar- based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.
He said the infiltration bid was accompanied by initiation of an unprovoked Ceasefire Violation (CFV) by Pakistan. They fired mortars and other weapons. Befitting response is being given, Col Kalia said. The defence spokesman said the ceasefire violation spread to larger areas from Keran to Uri sectors.
This was the second infiltration attempt within a week. The earlier unsuccessful infiltration bid in Machil sector during the intervening night of 7- 8 November was foiled in which three militants were killed.
(With agency inputs)