The father of BSF jawan Gurnam Singh, who passed away last night after he got injured in unprovoked firing by Pakistani rangers, today expressed pride that he laid down his life for the country.
“He was brave. Our son has sacrificed his life for the nation, nobody is sad. Infact we're all happy,” Kulbir Singh said.
26-year-old Singh, who was undergoing treatment at the Government Medical College and Hospital here, died at around 11.45 PM, police said.
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He was injured when Pakistani snipers targeted him as he was instrumental in foiling a major infiltration bid along the international border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Seven personnel of Pakistani Rangers, the border force of Pakistan, and a terrorist were killed when BSF retaliated against a ceasefire violation in which Gurnam was injured.