On Thursday, the Border Security Force (BSF) responded by shooting down two Pakistani Rangers in the Sabz Peer Sector, following the unprovoked firing from the Pakistani side that resulted in the death of a BSF personnel near the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramgarh sector, according to sources. The BSF jawan, injured in the unprovoked firing by Pakistan Rangers, later succumbed to the injuries.
#WATCH | Udhampur, J&K: On the passing away of Head Constable Lal Fam Kima and ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the Ramgarh Sector, BSF Special Director General, PV Ramasastry says, “… All our brave soldiers are ready to sacrifice everything in the fight. A sacrifice was… pic.twitter.com/pWBVxEdwrg
— ANI (@ANI) November 9, 2023
The firing initiated during the night of November 8-9 by Pakistan Rangers, and in response to the ceasefire violation along the international border in the Ramgarh and Arnia sectors in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, the BSF provided a strong and fitting response.
In an official statement, the BSF clarified that its personnel stationed in the Ramgarh sector responded appropriately when the Pakistan Rangers engaged in unprovoked firing during the night between November 8 and 9. The BSF statement noted that “one BSF personnel succumbed to injuries sustained in the unprovoked firing.”
The 28-year-old BSF personnel, Head Constable/GD Lal Fam Kima of 148 Battalion, suffered gunshot wounds when Pakistan Rangers breached the ceasefire along the international border in Ramgarh. He was quickly taken to the Community Health Centre in Ramgarh for initial treatment, and subsequently transferred to a Military hospital after receiving first aid. Unfortunately, he later succumbed to his injuries.
According to a local quoted by ANI, he witnessed a significant exchange of gunfire between BSF troopers and Rangers around 2-2.30 AM. The local stated, “There was intense firing between the BSF troops and Pakistan Rangers. The residents were frightened as the Pakistani forces engaged in unprovoked firing, so they remained indoors.” The local further mentioned that such firing had not occurred for the past 4-5 years.
The Border Security Force paid tribute to their colleague who lost his life due to injuries sustained in unprovoked firing by Pakistan Rangers along the International Border in the Ramgarh sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The BSF stated, “Director General & all ranks of Border Security Force salute the supreme sacrifice of Head Constable/GD Lal Fam Kima of 148 Bn, who succumbed to injuries during an unprovoked Cross Border Firing incident along the Jammu Border. The Prahari Parivar stands by his family in this challenging time,” as mentioned in a post on X.
Director General & all ranks of Border Security Force salute the supreme sacrifice of HC/GD Lal Fam Kima of 148 Bn who succumbed to injuries during unprovoked Cross Border Firing incident along the Jammu Border.
Prahari Parivar stands by his family in this trying time.… pic.twitter.com/RENsYzHe1j
— BSF (@BSF_India) November 9, 2023
In the early hours of Thursday, a terrorist associated with the banned terror group, The Resistance Front (TRF), was eliminated in the Kathohalan area of Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir. The Kashmir zone police reported the discovery of incriminating materials, including weapons and ammunition, in the possession of the terrorist.
The Kashmir Zone Police, formerly on Twitter, posted, “A terrorist associated with the banned terror group TRF was neutralized. Incriminating materials, including weapons and ammunition, were recovered. The search operation is ongoing.”