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Ceasefire violation: Rajnath speaks to BSF officials, takes stock of situation along LoC

Rajnath Singh Took Stock Of The Situation Along The International Border Near Jammu On Monday Where One BSF Jawan Was Killed And Three Others Were Injured Following Heavy Shelling And Firing By Pakistani Forces

PTI | Updated on: 24 Oct 2016, 01:58:18 PM
A file photo of Union home minister Rajnath Singh.

New Delhi:

Union home minister Rajnath Singh took stock of the situation along the International Border near Jammu on Monday where one BSF jawan was killed and three others were injured following heavy shelling and firing by Pakistani forces.

Singh, who is in Bahrain on a three-day tour, spoke over phone with director general of Border Security Force (BSF) KK Sharma, who briefed the home ,inister about the situation along the International Border.

"Spoke to DG BSF who apprised me of the situation in border areas of Jammu region. The BSF is capable of giving befitting reply. "I salute the bravery and sacrifice of BSF jawan Sushil Kumar who was martyred in RS Pura sector of Jammu region last night," Singh tweeted.

The BSF jawan was killed and three others were injured as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire, resorting to heavy shelling and firing from automatic weapons in several sectors along the International Border in Jammu district.

There have been over 40 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops since India carried out surgical strikes in PoK after the Uri terror attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed.

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First Published : 24 Oct 2016, 01:48:00 PM