May 23, 2018

BSF jawan killed in Jammu in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

16 May 2018, 01:52 | Taylor George

BSF soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu's Samba sector

BSF Personnel Martyred in Ceasefire Violation Along International Border in Jammu

Jammu: Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to Jammu on Saturday, five suspected Pakistani terrorists have infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir through a tunnel, sources have told NDTV.

Referring to the killing of a BSF jawan in firing from across the border, Sharma said the sacrifice would not go in vain and assured "appropriate action" against Pakistan.

The BSF constable has been identified as Constable Davender Singh Baghel. Despite the constable being immediately evacuated to a hospital, he did not survive.

"A BSF jawan was injured during ceasefire violation in Samba on IB near Manguchak post of 173 Battalion at around 0120 hrs (1:20 am) late Monday night", Hindustan Times quoted an intelligence official as saying.

Sharma said the presence of a group, comprising five members, was confirmed by high sensitive thermal imaging.

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"Two infiltration attempts were made along the worldwide border since Sunday night".

He said that the terrorists had sneaked in using a tunnel. We have not so far detected any tunnel but are looking for it.

Army also pressed helicopters into service during the search operation which entered the second day on Tuesday, the official said. The deceased included 17 security personnel.

Modi will be visiting the state on May 19.

Pakistan has repeatedly violated ceasefire agreement with India, with more than 650 such incidents this year alone - till April.

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