Border Security Force (BSF) personnel carry the coffin of BSF soldier Mukesh Lal Meena who was killed in an alleged firing from the Pakistan side in Pura, at the BSF headquarters in Jammu, Kashmir, yesterday.
SRINAGAR: India yesterday said a soldier was killed during heavy cross-border firing with Pakistan, which the army described as among the worst since a ceasefire agreement a decade ago.
India’s paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), which patrols the internationally recognised border south of the disputed frontier in Kashmir, said one soldier had been killed and six injured in overnight firing.
BSF spokesman Vinod Sharma said that 50 frontier posts were targeted in a further escalation of small arms firing and shelling that has taken place regularly over the last month — despite public pledges to ease tensions there.
Indian army spokesman Nitin Narhar Joshi said the flare-up is among the worst since 2003, while senior army commanders speaking on condition of anonymity said it was the most serious. AFP