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BSF head constable killed in cross border firing by Pakistan Rangers in Ramgarh

Last Updated on November 9, 2023 at 1:57 pm

A Border Security Force (BSF) soldier was today killed in unprovoked firing by Pakistan Rangers in the Ramgarh sector in the Samba district of Jammu division. 

BSF said early in the morning that during the night intervening 8 and 9 November, Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing in Ramgarh area which was befittingly responded by BSF troops.

BSF officers identified the martyred soldier as head constable Lal Fam Kima of 148 Battalion. He succumbed to injuries during unprovoked cross border firing incident along the Jammu Border, said the BSF.

At about 12:20 a.m, Pakistan Rangers started firing at Narayanpur border post in Ramgarh. BSF also retaliated and the firing between the two sides continued for more than an hour triggering panic in the surrounding villages.

Head Constable Lal Fam Kima was injured and immediately shifted to Community Health Centre at Ramgarh. After initial treatment, the injured soldier was referred to the government medical college hospital at Jammu for advanced treatment. However, the soldier succumbed to the injuries on way to the GMC.

This is the third time in the last three weeks that Pakistan has violated the ceasefire agreement between the two countries and fired at the BSF personnel in the Jammu sector. The first two incidents were reported in Arnia and RS Pura sectors of Jammu on 17 and 26 October. Two BSF personnel were injured on 17 October when there was heavy firing that lasted around seven hours between the two border guarding forces.

After the two incidents of unprovoked firing by Pakistan, a commandant level flag meeting was also held at RS Pura border post during which India lodged a strong protest and reiterated that Pakistan Rangers had fired mortars at civilian population in the border villages.