A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was killed and another injured in heavy Pak shelling and firing along International Border in Jammu’s RS Pura sector.
The injured soldiers were evacuated to a hospital in Jammu where one of them died late last night.
Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire twice on Sunday in the RS Pura sector. Security personnel gave a “suitable reply”, a BSF spokesperson said.
Pakistani troops targeted 13 border outposts and villages in RS Pura, Pargwal and Kanachak, using mortar shells and firing small arms.
Another BSF jawan Gurnam Singh, who was hit in the snipper attack in Hiranagar sector along the International Border in Kathua district on Friday night, had died late on Saturday.
Seven Pakistani Rangers or paramilitary soldiers were killed in the retaliatory firing by the troops, the BSF said. 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,” 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.