BSF: According to an official familiar with the situation, a jawan was declared dead by doctors at the army hospital in Jammu’s Satwari town.
Pakistan Rangers opened fire without warning along the border in the Ramgarh area of Jammu, injuring a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan who died on Thursday. This action prompted the Indian forces to intervene. to retaliate, officials said.
The Pakistan Rangers had fired at the Indian troops on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, in violation of the ceasefire agreement, the force confirmed in a statement.
“Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing in the Ramgarh area during the night intervening 8/9 Nov 2023, which was suitably responded by BSF troops,” a BSF spokesperson in New Delhi stated.
Two rounds of gunfire occurred at midnight and continued for approximately an hour, according to officials with knowledge of the situation.
Pakistan has fired at BSF personnel in the Jammu sector, breaking the ceasefire agreement between the two nations for the third time in the last three weeks.
The first two incidents were reported on October 17 and October 26, respectively, in the Arnia and RS Pura area of Jammu.
Although Pakistan broke the ceasefire on October 26 and began firing, there was intense gunfire between the two border guarding forces for about seven hours on October 17, resulting in two BSF personnel being hurt.
Following the two instances of Pakistani firing without cause, a flag meeting at the commandant level was also convened in Jammu. In this meeting, India strongly objected and restated that Pakistani Rangers had fired mortars at the civilian population residing in the border villages.
After three instances of Pakistani gunfire, the villages near the India-Pakistan border in Jammu have been placed on high alert.
India and Pakistan committed to upholding the terms of their 2003 ceasefire agreement on February 25, 2021.
The decision was made following a meeting on February 24 and 25, 2021, between the director generals of military operations in Pakistan and India.