Jammu: A Border Security Force soldier was Thursday killed as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire and shelled at each other’s positions along the International Border (IB) in R S Pura sector of Jammu.
“BSF troops are giving a befitting reply to Pakistani firing,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Jammu, Arun Manhas, said.
A BSF personnel died in the heavy shelling. He has been identified as head constable Suresh. He was a native of Tamil Nadu.
The firing and shelling on the Border Out Posts and civilian areas in RS Pura sector started at 2100 hours yesterday, a BSF official said.
Shells fired by Pakistan landed in Arnia belt and hit several villages as well.
“The district administration has asked all its officers to remain in a state of highest preparedness in view of continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan,” he said.
However, the villagers have not been evacuated so far, he said.
(With inputs from PTI)