Sambha, June 13: Four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel including an assistant commandant have lost their lives in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Chambliyal sector of Samba along the international border. Three BSF jawans have also been injured in the unprovoked firing by the Pakistan Rangers. Three of the deceased security personnel have been identified as Assistant Commandant Jatinder Singh, Assistant Sub-Inspector Ram Niwas and constable Hans Raj. Injured have been rushed to Government Medical College, Jammu.
The ceasefire violation comes days after two flag meetings held between BSF and Pakistan Rangers to maintain peace on the border. On June 4, a sector-commander level flag meeting was held at Octroi post in Suchetgarh area of RS Pura sector. The meeting was held after Pakistani firing killed two BSF men and injured 14 civilians on June 3 in Pargwal sector of Jammu district. Last month, thousands of people residing along the IB in Jammu, Kathua and Samba districts had to flee their homes because of intense shelling from Pakistan
The Ministry of External Affairs had also asked Pakistan to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire agreement. According to the ministry, so far there have been over 1000 ceasefire violation incidents by Pakistan. On May 29, a hotline was established between Directorate Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of both the nations and it was agreed to follow 2003 ceasefire agreement, but Pakistan again started violating ceasefire within few days.