Jammu and Kashmir: BSF officer killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan army in Poonch


A sub-inspector of the BSF was killed in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Tuesday.

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A jawan of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Tuesday, officials said. The incident occurred at Tarkundi area of Mendhar in Poonch district.

‘The Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Rajouri sector on the LoC again, in which BSF Sub-Inspector Paotinsat Guite who was deployed at Forward Defence Location attained martyrdom while displaying conspicuous act of bravery in not only retaliating to the enemy fire but also saved many of his colleagues’ lives,’ news agency PTI quoted a statement issued by the BSF.

Inspector General of BSF, Jammu frontier, NS Jamwal paid tributes to the slain sub-inspector.

“The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,’ the statement said, adding that ‘the death of the border man will not go in vain,” said NS Jamwal.

Since the beginning of November, 15 people, including nine security personnel, have been killed in various ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in several areas of J&K.

The Indian army has retaliated strongly and effectively on Pakistan army posts.

(with PTI inputs)



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