Srinagar, Jan 18: A Border Security Force jawan was killed as Pakistani troopers resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s R S Pura sector late Wednesday night.
One jawan and three civilians were also injured in ceasefire violation.
“We retaliated effectively which led to damage on that (Pakistan) side. BSF never starts it but when they do, we make sure we take strong action. Martyrdom of Head Constable A Suresh will not go in vain”, said KK Sharma, DG BSF.
“The place where they engaged us has a stream nearby, there could have been a possibility of infiltration but our troops made sure that no such incident takes place”, he added.
Pakistan shelling and heavy firing commenced at 10.30 p.m. BSF positions retaliated effectively and strongly.
Firing exchanges between Pakitani rangers and Indian troopers continued for nearly two hours.