Army Major, BSF trooper injuring during firing along LoC Rajouri

Army Major, BSF trooper injuring during firing along LoC Rajouri
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Rajouri: An army officer and a Border Security Force (BSF) man were injured on Thursday in a firing in forward area of Rajouri district along the Line of Contril (LoC).
Official sources said on Thursday at about 13:45 hours, a joint team of Indian Army 15 JAKLI and 59 BSF launched a search operation in forward area of Village Tarkundi.
During the search operation, bullets were fired from forest area on operation party as a result of which Major Joginder Ihirwar and Head Constable Ali Mumtaz of BSF were seriously injured.
Both the injured were taken to a nearby health facility where from critically wounded army major was airlifted to military’s command hospital in Udhampur.
A police officer said the duo was injured apparently due to firing by Pakistan army.
On Wednesday as well, Pakistani troops had fired on and shelled the Kalal forward area in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district twice, they said.
The continuous shelling and firing on villages has set in a fear psychosis among the border dwellers.
With the latest incident, Pakistani troops resorted to firing and shelling along the LoC in Poonch seven of first 10 days of the new year.
The Pakistani army fired on forward posts along the LoC Poonch district on Tuesday as well.
Despite repeated calls, made during Indo-Pak flag meetings, for restraint and adherence to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquillity, the Indo-Pak border areas witnessed shelling and firing.
The chief of northern commander, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, had Monday visited forward areas along the LoC and reviewed security situation in Jammu and Rajouri districts, officials said.
Accompanied by White Knight corps commander Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visited forward posts of Rajouri and Akhnoor sectors to review the operational preparedness and the prevailing security situation, they said.
—With inputs from PTI