Birthday turns last day, India lose another valiant Jawan on border

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It proved to be mourning for family and friends of an Indian Jawan, who was celebrating his birthday, posted in the border areas as he was killed in a firing from across the border in Jammu.

The Border Security Force head constable was killed on Wednesday evening following unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire as Pakistani rangers and the troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms fire on forward Indian positions both along the international border and Line of Control in Jammu region.

The Head Constable P Hazra of West Bengal, who had been serving the BSF for last 27 years and is survived by a 21-year-old daughter and an 18-year-old son, got injured in Rajpura area of Samba district following a sniper fire from across the border, sources said, adding that he was shifted to the hospital where he succumbed to his injury.

Soon thereafter, Pakistani troops resorted to small arms fire followed by mortar shelling on forward Indian positions causing tension in the area. The BSF retaliated.

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