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Second BSF soldier killed in heavy firing with Pakistan within 24 hours

In another heavy Pakistani shelling and firing at the International Border in Jammu’s RS Pura sector, a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed and another injured.

After cross firing, the injured soldiers were evacuated to a hospital in Jammu where one of them died late last night.

In the RS Pura sector, the Pakistani Rangers have violated ceasefire for the second time on Sunday. 13 border outposts and villages in RS Pura, Pargwal and Kanachak, were also targeted by the Pakistani troops using mortar shells and firing small arms.

The BSF jawan Gurnam Singh, who was hit in the sniper attack in Hiranagar sector along the International Border in Kathua district on Friday night, had died late on Saturday.

BSF said that seven Pakistani Rangers or paramilitary soldiers were killed in the retaliatory firing by the troops. The Pakistan army however denied any casualties on their side.

Warning Pakistan against any misadventure, a top officer of the border guarding force said that we are ready for any eventuality.

“If they try to do anything, they will be given a befitting reply. We are fully prepared for that,” said BSF Additional Director General Arun Kumar said on Sunday.

Multiple ceasefire violations have been reported along the International Border and Line of Control after India conducted surgical strikes across the border in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir to target staging areas for terrorists last month. Pakistan has denied the cross-border raids.