Published On: Wed, Jun 13th, 2018

Four BSF troopers martyed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J&K’s Samba

Jammu: Exhibiting its true colour, the Pakistani army on Wednesday yet again treacherously violated the ceasefire in Ramgarh sector of J&K’s Samba district in which four Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were martyred.

He said that the injured have been shifted to an Army hospital in Jammu city

According to a BSF official, besides martyrdom of four troopers, five others were injured in the fresh unprovoked shelling and firing by the Pakistani Rangers and the army from across the international border in Samba district.

The BSF official said that the Pakistan Rangers targeted the Baba Chamliyal outpost in Ramgarh sector where these casualties occurred.

The martyred BSF personnel were identified as Assistant Commandant Jatinder Singh, Sub-Inspector Rajnish Kumar, Assistant Sub-Inspector Ram Niwas and Constable Hans Raj.

He said that the injured have been shifted to an Army hospital in Jammu city.

The BSF official said that the Indian forces have responding to Pak aggression and till reports last came in, heavy exchange of fire was on in the sector with reports of Pakistani forces suferring heavy causalities.

It may be recalled that on May 29, on Pakistan’s request, the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan agreed to implement the 2003 ceasefire pact earnestly in a bid to ensure peace on both the international border and the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

On June 4, the Pakistan Rangers sought a flag meeting in which it was agreed to respect the bilateral ceasefire.

Wednesday’s violation comes before the annual ‘Urs’ (festival) at the Baba Chamliyal shrine in the Ramgarh sector scheduled for June 28.

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