A soldier of the Border Security Force or BSF was killed today in firing by Pakistani troops, violating the ceasefire, in Machil sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
28-year-old Constable Koli Nitin Subhash, of Sangli in Maharashtra, was killed this morning in firing by Pakistani security forces, a BSF official said.
Constable Subhash had joined BSF in 2008 and is survived by his wife and a four-year-old and two-year-old son.
The incident came hours after terrorists, aided by the cover fire by Pakistani Army, last night crossed the Line of Control in the sector.
They killed an Indian army soldier and mutilated his body prompting the Indian Army to warn that "the incident will be responded to appropriately".
Four army and three BSF personnel have died in the latest escalation along the boundary with Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan Rangers also violated the ceasefire in RS Pura and Kathua sectors along International Border today.
In last night's attack, one terrorist was killed
"In an encounter close to the Line of Control this evening, one solider was martyred and one terrorist was killed. The terrorists mutilated the body of the jawan before fleeing back into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir under the cover of firing by Pakistan Army," an army spokesman said.
He said the incident reflected the barbarism pervading in official and unofficial organisations in Pakistan.