BSF jawan killed in week's 5th ceasefire violation by Pakistan
A BSF jawan was killed as Pakistan violated ceasefire this morning along the Arnia area of RS Pura sector, J&K. The martyr has been identified as Constable Brijendra Bahadur Singh. He was posted at the Chenaz Border Outpost. Singh succumbed to his injuries on his way to hospital. A civilian was also injured. This is the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistan in a week.
32-year-old of UP's Ballia was martyred
Drastic rise in incidents of ceasefire violation this year
32-year-old Singh hailed from Vidya Bhawan Naraypur in Ballia, UP. He is survived by his wife Sushmita. Two days ago, three jawans were injured in shelling by Pakistan in Poonch district. Yesterday, two Pakistani soldiers were killed in Indian retaliation. In 2016, there were 228 incidents of ceasefire violation. The number has risen sharply this year: till August 1, 285 incidents were recorded.
Wanted LeT terrorist Abu Ismail was killed a day earlier
Singh's death comes a day after wanted LeT terrorist Abu Ismail was gunned down. Ismail was involved in an attack on Amarnath earlier this year that killed eight pilgrims. The attack was revenge for the killing of several LeT terrorists including Bashir Lashkari earlier.