A BSF head constable, Rai Singh, lost his life in the early hours of Monday morning after Pakistani Army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday night. This was the third ceasefire violation since Saturday. Three other army men were injured in the incident.

Earlier an army officer said, “Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in the Rajouri sector, in which four of our soldiers have been injured.” He said the army was giving befitting response to the Pakistani fire and the exchange of fire was still on going, when reports last came in.

Sunday’s violation of the ceasefire came a day after a BSF jawan and a woman were injured, and two houses were damaged when Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera and Sunderbani sectors of Rajouri with mortar attacks and small arms fire.

On Saturday morning, Pakistani army resorted to ceasefire violation in Nowshera sector and in the afternoon they targetted Indian posts and civilian areas in Sunderbani sector,

On Thursday, Pakistani army had targeted Indian posts and civilian villages along the LoC in the Pallanwala sector of Jammu district. Pakistani troops on Tuesday targeted Indian posts with heavy firing and shelling for four hours along the LoC in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, forcing Indian troops to retaliate.

There have been a whopping 286 incidents of firing and shelling along the LoC and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistani troops that have resulted in the death of 26 people, including 14 security personnel, since the surgical strike on terrorist launch pads in PoK on September 29.