A sub-inspector of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed within the line of obligation on Tuesday in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan military alongside the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, officers mentioned.
In November, 15 individuals, together with 9 safety personnel, had been killed in a number of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops in numerous sectors within the Union Territory.
The newest casualty passed off on a day when the BSF is celebrating its Raising Day.
“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,” an announcement issued by the BSF mentioned.
It mentioned the border man had displayed highest diploma of dedication and devotion, and laid down his life within the line of obligation.
The incident passed off at Tarkundi space of Mendhar in Poonch district.
Inspector General of BSF, Jammu frontier, N S Jamwal paid wealthy tributes to the sub-inspector and mentioned he was a gallant and honest border man.
“The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” the assertion mentioned, including that “the death of the border man will not go in vain”.
It mentioned the BSF has retaliated strongly and successfully on Pakistan military posts.
The BSF official’s physique could be despatched by air to Maphoukuki village in Imphal, the place his final rites can be carried out with full state honours, the assertion mentioned.
“The BSF stands in solidarity with the bereaved family,” it added.
On November 13, 11 individuals, together with 4 Army personnel and a BSF officer, had been killed in several ceasefire violations in north Kashmir, whereas 4 Army personnel had been killed in firing by Pakistani troops in several sectors alongside the LoC within the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu area on November 21, 26 and 27.
According to sources, the Pakistani military additionally suffered quite a few casualties within the “strong and effective” retaliation by the Indian troops as a number of of their posts had been additionally destroyed.
Meanwhile, the officers mentioned Pakistani Rangers continued unprovoked firing in Karol Krishna, Gurnam and Pansar border outposts alongside the International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district, prompting befitting retaliation by the BSF.
The firing from throughout the border began round 9.35 pm on Monday and continued until 4.40 am on Tuesday, they mentioned, including there was no report of any casualty or injury on Indian facet.
According to the officers, over 4,100 ceasefire violations by Pakistan had been reported alongside the IB and LoC this 12 months, which is highest up to now decade.