High alert issued across IB and LoC

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Srinagar: Tension escalated between India and Pakistan after Pakistani troops slit the throat of a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan along the international border (IB) near Jammu. This brutal incident took place in the Ramgarh sector on Tuesday.

This incident has prompted the security forces to issue a “high alert” across the IB and the Line of Control (LoC). Meanwhile, the Border Security Force has lodged a complaint with the Pakistan Rangers.

The deceased has been identified as Head Constable Narender Kumar. The body also bore three bullet injuries. The body was found ahead of Indo-Pak fence after a search for over six hours as the Pakistani side “did not respond,” said an official.

After not getting any response from the neighbour’s troop, the BSF launched a “risky operation” in order to retrieve the jawan’s body.

Officials in the security establishment said the incident of brutality with the jawan, probably a first at the IB, was taken “very seriously” by the government and the Ministry of External Affairs and the Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) were also expected to take up the issue with their Pakistani counterparts.

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