Srinagar: A soldier of the Border Security Force (BSF) was martyred early Tuesday after Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba sector.
The incident reportedly happened in the early hours of Tuesday when Pakistani forces began unprovoked firing from across the LoC in the Samba sector. While Indian forces retaliated strongly, a BSF constable – Devender Kumar – lost his life.
Pakistan has repeatedly violated ceasefire agreement with India, with more than 650 such incidents this year alone – till April. While security forces have suffered losses, civilian casualties too have mounted prompting authorities to recently build several bunkers.
Last month, Pakistan-based Dawn reported that the country is now planning an ambitious space programme during the next fiscal year (2018-19) at a cost of Rs 4.7 billion in a possible bid to “keep an eye on the Indian side”.