Soldier killed in cross border firing in India Kashmir
An Indian soldier was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in R S Pura district of Indian Kashmir.
Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing on Wednesday (January 17) around 11 pm (GMT 0530) at the border outposts and civilian areas.
RS Pura sector Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM), Naresh Kumar, said that a Border Security Force (BSF) soldier died in this action and another soldier was injured.
The troops of arch rivals India and Pakistan intermittently exchange fire on LoC despite an agreement in 2003 that a ceasefire should be observed along the working boundary. Both New Delhi and Islamabad blame each other for resorting to unprovoked firings. Kashmir has been a bone of contention between the nuclear-armed foes since both gained independence in 1947.
The Himalayan region of Kashmir has been a bone of contention between the nuclear-armed India and Pakistan since both gained independence in 1947.