Jammu And Kashmir: Amid Repeated Skirmishes Along LoC, Sniper Fire Fatalities See Uptick In Recent Months


In 1 September, Kamaljit Singh, an assistant sub-inspector with the Border Security Forces (BSF) was injured along with three of his colleagues when they came under sniper fire at a forward post in Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.

Singh died when he was being taken to a military hospital while the other three survived. “It was a minor mistake, one that you can’t afford to make in a place like this,” a BSF officer, who is not authorised to talk to media, told Firstpost.

Borders have heated up in Jammu and Kashmir over the last few months. While the armies of the two nuclear-powered neighbours have been trading fire quite regularly, the number of soldiers killed or injured by sniper fire coming from Pakistan on the de-facto border between India and Pakistan has witnessed an uptick in recent months . Read More…

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