“On 15th January 2019 at about 1050 hrs, the BSF troops in Samba Sector while carrying out border domination were fired upon by Pakistan snipers resulting into grievous injuries to Shri Vinay Prasad, Asstt. Comdt,” said an official.
The injured officer was evacuated to MH Satwari, Jammu where he succumbed to his injuries, he said.
Earlier today an official said, ABorder Security Force (BSF)personnel was injured when Pakistan troops fired and shelled along the International Border (IB) and the LoC in Kathua and Rajouri districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said one border guard was injured and has been hospitalised.
The officer said it is being confirmed whether he was injured in firing or sniping incident.
“Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations by resorting to firing and shelling along with heavy caliber weapons in Sunderbani sector from 1000 hours”, a defence PRO said.
Indian army troops guarding the borderline retaliated effectively and strongly, he said, adding that the exchanges of fire were on.
The year 2018 has witnessed the highest number of 2,936 ceasefire violations in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border.