BSF jawan dies as gun explodes while responding to Pakistani ceasefire violation

Saturday's incident comes after terrorists mutilated an army jawan after crossing the Line of Control.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 29, 2016 2:35 pm
bsf, bsf constable, bsf jawan dead, bsf constable dead, loc, pakistan ceasefire, pakistan ceasefire violation, india news, indian express news File Photo of BSF constable Nitin Subhash who died while responding to Pakistan’s ceasefire violations in Macchil sector. (Source: ANI_news/Twitter)

A BSF constable, identified as Nitin Subhash, died on Saturday after he was injured while retaliating to Pakistan’s ceasefire violation in the Macchil sector of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir. Speaking to news agency ANI, BSF IG, Vikas Chandra said, “Nitin Subhash was firing a long range weapon. Unfortunately, the round blasted in the chamber itself giving a recoil.” Chandra said that the recoil hit Subhash on the shoulder. “He was given treatment but he complained of breathlessness and succumbed to injuries,” Chandra said.

Since the surgical strikes, five Indians, including four security personnel, have been killed and 34 injured in ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Saturday’s incident comes after terrorists mutilated an army jawan after crossing the Line of Control. The Indian Army said that the incident would be “responded to appropriately.”

“In a despicable act, the terrorists mutilated the body of the Indian Army soldier before fleeing into Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), supported by covering fire from Pakistan Army posts,” said a statement released by the Army’s Northern Command, headquartered in Udhampur.

Military conflict has heightened after terrorists attacked the Uri camp in Jammu and Kashmir following which India conducted the surgical strikes operation on September 29 destroying terror launchpads along the LoC. On Friday the BSF said it killed 15 Pakistani soldiers over the last one week foiling two infiltration bids in Samba district. However, the Pakistan army denied the claims saying none of its soldiers had died at the border.