Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

BSF soldier martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

BSF soldier martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

A Border Security Force (BSF) constable died of injuries he had received in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the global border in Jammu and Kashmir's 's Samba sector on Monday night.

"I am sure that they will be detected and neutralised", Sharma said.

The infiltration bid in the Manguchak border outpost area was scuttled by the alert personnel, Sharma told reporters after attending a wreath laying ceremony of the deceased soldier at the BSF headquarters here.

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The Chief Minister directed the District Collector to deploy special teams to rescue the victims, a release said. Chandrababu Naidu also took to the micro-blogging site and called the incident "highly painful".

He said the presence of a group, comprising five members, was confirmed through HSTI imagining. A 28-year-old BSF constable, Devender Kumar, was killed when he was hit in his left eye while filing from a loophole of his LMG post. An illumination bomb was sacked at the site and troops opened fire from LMG. But after some time their movement was noticed again. The constable Devendra Singh succumbed to the injuries which he received during the ceasefire violation.

"After the completion of cultivation (season), sniping and cross border firing is a usual thing and the latest incidents are the part of this phenomenon", the BSF chief said. "Many terrorists waiting at launching pads in Pakistan to infiltrate into India", added Sharma. However, the frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistan were going on along the LoC. When they start, we give befitting reply.

"We have planned to roll out the project to make the Pakistan border safer and secure and completely covered by the technology", he said.

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