Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura sector along LoC, 1 BSF jawan dead, retaliatory firing on

Heavy firing from both sides is still underway in Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura sector along the LoC.

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in RS Pura sector along LoC, 1 BSF jawan dead, retaliatory firing on

Jammu: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed after the Pakistani troops opened indiscriminate firing targeting the border outposts in the RS Pura sector late on Wednesday.

According to ANI, heavy firing from both sides is still underway.

"The firing was initiated by Pakistan since 11 pm on Wednesday, in which one Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed and another one injured. The firing is still underway," RS Pura sector SDM Naresh Kumar said.

In the recent past, the Pakistani troops have frequently violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) evoking a strong response from the security forces.

The fresh incident of firing from Pakistan comes less than two days after four of its soldiers were killed by the Indian Army in retaliation to cross-border firing initiated by the former in Poonch sector.

In a separate incident, three civilians were reportedly injured in the fresh round of firing from Pakistani troops along the Line of Control.

Notably, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat had on Wednesday expressed concerns over Pakistan-backed terrorists trying to infiltrate India having access to high-tech weapons,.

Speaking at the Raisina Dialogue 2018 event in New Delhi, General Rawat warned that militants' access to nuclear warfare could mean doom for mankind.

“The threat of nuclear and chemical weapons falling into the hands of terrorists can be a disaster for humanity,” he said.

In a veiled attack on Pakistan, General Rawat stressed that nations sponsoring terrorist organisations need to be singled out.

“The terrorists are using systems which are highly technology enabled and transcending international borders. We need to disrupt terrorists and their sponsors. Need to identify nations who are sponsors,” he said.

The Army Chief also recommended imposing restrictions on social media to tackle the well-oiled terrorist network.

“In a democratic country, people won't like it but have to take a call on whether we want safe and secure environment or willing to accept curbs (on social media) temporarily so terrorism can be dealt with,” he said.

This is not the first time the Army chief has warned against the possible use of CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) weapons by terrorist organisations.

"The threat of the use of CBRN (Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) weapons is becoming a reality, particularly from the non-state actors," he said last week.

(With Agency inputs)

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