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'Indian soldier killed by Pakistani fire in Kashmir'

16 September, 2017, 01:00 | Author: Joan Malone
  • J&K: Pak violates ceasefire in Arnia area of RS Pura sector; BSF jawan martyred

He is a native of Vidya Bhawan Naraypur village in Balia district of Uttar Pradesh. One civilian is reported injured in the firing which took place in Arnia.

Parekh called the incident a violation of the 2003 ceasefire truce with Pakistan. He is survived by his wife Sushmita Singh, according to the BSF spokesman.

An Indian paramilitary personnel was killed in firing by Pakistani troops on Friday.

Panic gripped border residents living in villages close to the global border after the cross-border firing.

Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory action by the BSF earlier during the day.

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However, India has strongly denied Pakistani allegations and said that the incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops have increased sharply this year.

Pakistan has been resorting to cease fire violations. "He was shifted to a hospital", the officer said.

Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh along with BSF officers and jawans paid floral tributes to the martyr at the BSF headquarters here.

"Pakistan is a country of cowards. They resorted to firing and shelling using small and heavy weapons on the IB in Arnia sub-sector at Nikowal, Budhwar, Buley-Chak, S.H. Beh and Shahnaz forward posts", a police officer said. "We hope that this doesn't escalate further", they said. There has been persistent truce infringement by the Pakistani troops for as long as three days.

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