BSF Jawan Sushil Kumar succumbed to injuries sustained during the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the RS Pura Sector of Jammu and Kashmir late Sunday night.
Pakistan Rangers violated ceasefire twice in R S Pura sector of international border (IB), using mortar shells and firing small arms.
“Pakistan rangers resorted to first small arm fire at 1820 hours and few 82 mm mortar bombs were also fired at our positions at 2145 hours,” a BSF spokesman said.
Pakistan Rangers resorted to mortar shelling in Abdullian and Korotana Khurd area of the sector, he said.
Earlier Sunday evening, Pakistan violated the ceasefire along the IB, as Pakistani Rangers used small arm fire to target Indian posts, which was not retaliated by the BSF.
The recent ceasefire violation came within hours of warning by Additional Director General, BSF, Arun Kumar that Pakistan will have to face dire consequences if any BSF Jawan was targeted.
He also said that the BSF was fully prepared to deal with any eventuality arising due to the buildup on the Pakistani side.
Kumar said that the lull along the border could take “any turn anytime”.