The BSF personnel killed along the border was identified as Lal Fam Kima, 50, who suffered injuries and later succumbed at the hospital. Kima is a resident of Aizwal in Mizoram and is survived by wife and three children.
“During night intervening 8/9 Nov 2023, Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing in Ramgarh area which was befittingly responded to by BSF troops….Director General and all ranks of BSF salute the supreme sacrifice of HC/GD Lal Fam Kima of 148 Bn who succumbed to injuries during unprovoked Cross Border Firing incident along the Jammu Border,” BSF said in an official statement.
This is the third exchange of fire along the border in Jammu in as many weeks that has revived the concerns and fears of the border population, who are currently busy in harvesting paddy crops particularly the aromatic basmati.
“They targeted our posts two or three times recently and our soldiers gave them a befitting reply. We are hearing they have suffered huge damage on the other side as well. We are discussing what is the reason behind the latest ceasefire violations,” Nitin Agarwal, Director General of BSF, told reporters in Srinagar. “Paddy is yet to be harvested in some places here and machines have arrived. These incidents have impacted the harvest activity,” said Agarwal. Earlier in October, this year, four BSF personnel were injured in firing by the Pakistan rangers in two separate incidents in the Arnia sector of Jammu.