Two Indian troops injured in gunbattle, ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Sources said that the fire from across the international border first came around 9.35 am and it continued for nearly 40 minutes.

Written by Arun Sharma | Updated: October 21, 2016 1:55 pm
kathua-759 Firing at Bobiya post was heard in Hiranagar sector, while BSF has once again successfully foiled the infiltration bid.

 

An army soldier was injured in fierce gun battle with a group of infiltrating terrorists from across the Line of Control in Gali Maidan area of Sawjian sector, while a BSF jawan was injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani rangers in Hiranagar sector along the international border in Kathua district on Friday.

 

Identifying the injured army soldier as Launce Naik Vinod Kumar and the BSF jawan as Gurnam Singh, sources said that former got injured during an encounter with a group of terrorists who sneaked into Sawjian sector on the Indian side from the Pakistan occupied Kashmir during wee hours of Friday. The encounter was in progress, sources added.

Significantly, the infiltration attempt from across the LoC in Sawjian sector of Poonch district came nearly 24 hours after half a dozen heavily armed terrorists attacked a BSF naka along the international border in Kathua district with small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades so as to cross over to the Indian side. The infiltration attempt was foiled by alert BSF personnel who retaliated killing one of them as during illumation of the area with the help of tracer bomb, terrorists fleeing back to Pakistan side were seen carrying a body with them, sources added.

Meanwhile, a BSF jawan was injured as Pakistani Rangers continued resorting to mortar shelling and small arms fire on two forward Indian positions at Bobiyan in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district. Sources said that the fire from across the international border first came around 9.35 am and it continued for nearly 40 minutes.

Thereafter, the Pakistani Rangers again resumed firing on Indian side around 12.15 noon, sources said, adding that it was continuing till reports last came in. The Indian side was also retaliating.

Ever since, India carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control causing sufficient damage to terrorists and those shielding them last month, Pakistan has been resorting to mortar shelling and small arms fire at one or the other place along the borders in Jammu region. It continued lobbing mortar shells, besides resorting to automatics and small arms fire along the LoC in Rajouri district’s Manjakote area of Bhimber Gali sector throughout Wednesday night.

The Indian troops retaliated appropriately. There had been no casualty or damage on the Indian side. Pakistani troops have resorted to firing in Rajouri sector also this afternoon.

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    Jeevan unity
    Oct 21, 2016 at 1:16 pm
    Atleast 10 stanis should have died in retaliatory fire. I think you have forgotten to mention it.
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      Narsimharao Bandaru
      Oct 21, 2016 at 11:13 am
      The media makes a lot of Hype and needs to understand the importance of filtered reporting.Some times excessive reporting leads to demoralization of our troops.I see a lot of reporting that we lost soldiers or injured.What was our responses inturn and kill number should be highlighted.We are tense on borders for last two months and every minute is trying.The preparation in some areas may be faulty or our intelligence gathering is not timely.Winters will set in and we need to gear up.We cant afford to loose soldiers on daily basis.I think the Army needs a think tank of retired combatants to give some back end support if need be in Kashmir.
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        L bhadrapati Devi
        Oct 21, 2016 at 5:29 pm
        India is the victim of occasional unprovoked firing stan since 1947. Unfortunately, Kongress has been feeding stani Army and ranger Indian blood to show Indian position internationally.
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          PRAVIN
          Oct 21, 2016 at 12:39 pm
          OUR MEDIA SHOWS THE CRYING/WEEPING RELATIVES OF THE MARTYRED SOLDIERS.; THAT SHOULD NOT SHOWN IN PUBLIC BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT THIS CAN BE DEMORALIZING lt;br/gt; ACT ON THE SOLDIERS. and HAPPY MESSAGE GOES TO THE ENEMY / TERRORIST. THEIR RELATIVES SHOULD BE EDUCATED THAT THE MARTYRED SOLDIERS DONE A GREAT / UNFORGIVABLE JOB FOR THE NATION AND W NATION IS PROUD OF THEM. lt;br/gt;JAI HIND.
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            Mohan
            Oct 21, 2016 at 6:15 am
            Border violation by stan is not a new news. They are violating since 1947. Druing Dr. Abdul Kalam's period, there was not much border violation. Fire them back with equal and little more measure is the only option. Don't escalate the situation or enter into a war. Quietly hit them and keep quite is the best medicine.
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              sumit
              Oct 21, 2016 at 8:03 am
              we should made underground more safe bunkers for our jawans.
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