On Friday, one Border Security Force trooper was martyred and one civilian was injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers in Arnia sub-sector of international border in Jammu district.

The martyred jawan was identified as Ct Brijendra Bahadur Singh.  

BSF sources said here Pakistan rangers resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions in Arnia sub-sector.

“One BSF trooper has been killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers. They are using mortars, automatics and small arms to target nine BSF posts in Arnia. BSF troopers are retaliating strongly and effectively”, BSF sources said.

“Heavy firing exchanges are now going on in these areas,” the sources added.

Panic has gripped scores of border residents living in villages close to the international border in Arnia sub-sector of RS Pura in Jammu district.

Authorities have kept emergency services in readiness to meet any eventuality due to the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan.