BSF soldier martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

BSF says it is uncovering a tunnel along the International Border after suspected infiltration

The development was alsoc confirmed by Border Security Forces (BSF).

According to reports, Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on Monday night on forward posts in the Manguchak area, which was retaliated to by the jawans guarding the IB.

The BSF operation comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit Jammu and Kashmir on May 19. But after some time their movement was noticed again.

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The jawan, later identified as constable Devendra Singh was rushed to Military Hospital but died of his bullet injuries. The foiled infiltration attempt came 24 hours after a high alert had been sounded in Kathua and Samba districts, following the sighting of some suspects in Hiranagar's Bobbiyan area on Sunday night. "BSF does not initiate (ceasefire violations) from this side, but whenever Pakistan initiates, we give them a befitting response", Sharma told reporters at the BSF headquarters in Jammu.

"There is a possibility that a group of terrorists may have infiltrated through a tunnel a few days ago".

Referring to the latest incidents along the worldwide border, Sharma said a group of five infiltrators may have sneaked in, while another attempt was scuttled. We have not so far detected any tunnel but are looking for it.

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The BSF jawan's death took the number of persons killed in over 700 incidents of Pakistani shelling along the IB and Line of Control (LoC) in the state to 33.

Pakistan has repeatedly violated ceasefire agreement with India, with more than 650 such incidents this year alone - till April.

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