New Delhi: One Border Security Force trooper was martyred in unprovoked cross border firing by Pakistan at Ramgarh sector in Jammu International Border on Tuesday, the BSF said here on Wednesday.
On September 18, around 1040 hrs, Pakistan soldiers started unprovoked firing on a BSF party which went ahead of fence for clearing elephant grass (Sarkanda). Such tactical patrol is routinely sent to clear the wild vegetation for a clear field view along the International Boundary.
The area also holds importance as the Pakistan side has a protective bundh close to International Boundary.
The firing from the Pakistan side was retaliated by the patrol and they tactically extricated themselves to their own side of the fence.
The border guarding force patrol found one of their members missing. With reinforcements from company headquarters, the complete area was sanitised first and then the search started for the missing jawan.
The area between fence and International Boundary is undulating, marshy land and has thick sarkanda growth which makes search difficult.
With much effort, the body of missing jawan Head Constable Narender Singh was found with multiple bullet injuries on his torso, including neck.
"The issue of unprovoked firing and the loss of a BSF trooper has been strongly protested with Pak Rangers," the BSF said in a statement issued here.(UNI)