LoC violation: Indian army firing kills Punjab Rangers' official

Published: October 17, 2013
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Indian army firing kills Rangers' official in Sialkot. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

Indian army firing kills Rangers' official in Sialkot. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

SIALKOT: Unprovoked firing from the Indian army at the Line of Control (LoC) left one Punjab Rangers’ official dead on Thursday, Express News reported.

The official was identified as Asrar.

The firing occurred in Sialkot’s Chaprar sector and stopped after retaliatory firing from the Pakistan army.

On October 7, India had asked Pakistan to maintain the ‘sanctity of the Line of Control’ if it wanted an upswing in bilateral ties.

“We have repeatedly emphasised that the maintenance of sanctity of LoC is of primary importance. Even at the last meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, this issue was re-emphasised,” the external affairs ministry spokesperson had said, according to The Times of India.

Earlier violations

On October 15, Indian troops had opened shelling from across the LoC, injuring a woman. The Indian shelling had hit the civilian population of Datoot village of Nakyal Tehsil of Kotli.

On October 11, Indian troops had fired mortars across the LoC, killing a child and wounding three other people.

Furthermore, on September 2 the Indian Army had carried out unprovoked shelling in the Nakyal sector leaving numerous children stranded inside a local school.

On August 27, at least five people, including two women and a girl, were injured by heavy shelling and unprovoked firing in the same area. The continuous shelling and bombardment across the LoC had forced the natives to flee.

Moreover, on August 26 unprovoked firing from the Indian Army had injured six civilians.

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Reader Comments (41)

  • zoro
    Oct 17, 2013 - 11:26AM

    India is adopting Israel’s policy … 3 eyes for one eye … if it escalates … may be 10 eyes … if push comes to shove …

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  • Fahad Raza
    Oct 17, 2013 - 11:33AM

    And our Prime Minister is sleeping…

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  • Aiman
    Oct 17, 2013 - 11:35AM

    Aman ki Aasha!

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  • Aiman
    Oct 17, 2013 - 11:37AM

    They should keep some army folks at the LoC rather then some morons who keep on firing across the Pakistani LoC for no reason. Oh Lord!Recommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    Oct 17, 2013 - 11:44AM

    Indian Army thinks that LoC is just like occupied Kashmir then I think Indian Army is living in fools paradise.

    The unproved firing is neither noted by the UN and then there are several Western Countries in the world who are pressurizing Government of Pakistan to normalize relations with India.

    How can it be possible for Government of Pakistan?

    Just yesterday Menon said that Indian Diplomats are hurdle in forwarding towards the peace process.

    Pakistan is living without India since its independence and can live until the last day of the world.

    No need to shake hand with India for another one year.

    People of Pakistan will also NOT welcome Mr. Manmohan Singh if he will come to Pakistan.Recommend

  • M. Emad
    Oct 17, 2013 - 11:58AM

    Pakistan always say ‘Unprovoked firing by India’.

    That Punjab Ranger’s official might have helping ‘mujahidin’ entry into India. In recent months Pakistan forces helping entry of hundreds of ‘mujahid’ into Kashmir to dispupt peace initiatives taken by democratic Nawaz Sharif government.

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  • sangrez
    Oct 17, 2013 - 12:19PM

    tit for tat ,no response from pakistan will be heart breaking for millions across pakistan,Recommend

  • yedee
    Oct 17, 2013 - 12:21PM

    @M. Emad:
    Bhai ji, kashmiris dont need anyone’s help to get back to & from their own land!
    Think about it !

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  • Priyank
    Oct 17, 2013 - 12:55PM

    Nothing was reported in Pak media when Lance Naik Mohammad Firoz Khan from Indian army was killed by mortar attack from Pakistan. The brave Indian soldier was granted Eid holiday but decided to deter Pakistani attack. Salute to the Shaheed !

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  • Akhilesh Mishra
    Oct 17, 2013 - 1:14PM

    for all the Pakistanis commenting on India n its’brutal’ ways, see what a Eid-ul_Adha gift ur army gave to an Indian Muslim soldier’s family http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/a-promise-firoz-couldnt-keep/article5241255.ece

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  • goggi (Lahore)
    Oct 17, 2013 - 1:21PM

    “The first man who, having surrounded a piece of land, bethought himself of saying This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of a civil society. From how many crimes, wars, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes might not any one have saved mankind, by pulling up the stakes, or filling up the ditch, and crying to his fellows: Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, AND THE EARTH ITSELF TO NOBODY”. ………..Anonymous Wisdom!

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  • Umer
    Oct 17, 2013 - 1:28PM

    @Aiman:

    Aman ki Aasha!

    Of course! Isn’t this what we are doing with Taliban who have killed many more?

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  • Last Word
    Oct 17, 2013 - 1:39PM

    Pakistan military started the LoC violations by its massive infiltration in Keran sector and Samba just before the talks between the two PM’s which has continued till date. The military is ensuring to keep the pot boiling at LoC and is averse to peace talks taking place between the two countries as any peace agreement would close their lucrative shop of arms purchase and huge defence budget which the top brass has been enjoying for many decades in filling up their bank balances, creating huge assets and unchallenged authority over political class as well as the masses.

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  • lol
    Oct 17, 2013 - 1:41PM

    WAR chhod NA YAAR :D

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  • Aakashvaani
    Oct 17, 2013 - 1:42PM

    Pakistan has been playing with fire for way too long, there are bound to be consequences. When Niazi SURRENDERED in 1971, Pakistan should have learnt the lesson but then Pakistan wouldn’t be in the state it is, if they ever learnt. Pakistanis should get on their knees and beg for forgiveness for the acts of terrorism it inflicts on the whole world and for the double game it plays with its so called allies. 85% of all terror investigations in UK had connections in Pakistan and with the professional commitment Pakistan runs its terror institutions, it is no surprise that Pakistan is on fire. The moral of the story is, if you sponsor terrorist activities on our soil, we will not hesitate to kill for the safety of our people.

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  • Manoj
    Oct 17, 2013 - 1:49PM

    I think nobody knows exactly what is happening and reason behind each others firing at LOC. PAK blaming india and india blaming Pak. PAK ppl believes their news channels and same time indian believe indian news channels blindly. May be some third party intentionally creating dispute between two countries?

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  • Syed Azmathullah Khaderi
    Oct 17, 2013 - 2:07PM

    Both AFSPA and PSA violate Indian constitution, But India has imposed them. I have seen an innocent young lad crying hungry and detained in a strange place where he happened to be due to the military’s violence there. India has no locus standi in Kashmir since it has not got approval of its illegal occupation from the UN. So India deserves to be kicked out.

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  • B
    Oct 17, 2013 - 2:16PM

    To get the true picture of what is happening in Pakistan is to see today’s ET cartoon
    That is the price for their misadvanture..

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  • anti-elitist rawalpindi
    Oct 17, 2013 - 2:51PM

    Yesterdar an Esrar (gandapur) was killed at Western border. Today another Esrar killed on eastern border.
    The surge in terrorism from western side and and pressure on pak troops from eastern side are closely related. The combined enemy of this nation want chaos and total socio-economic collapse of the country. The final nail in the coffin is the syria or yugosalavia type civil-war which will finally give foreign forces to intervene in order to secure the nuclear arsenal of pak.
    But in spite of the thousands cuts inflicted on this nation the desired predicted results are not coming forth. The bridge between army and civilian is not widening and the ethnic friction is not scaling into a full fledge war. Thus the nation is proving to be more resilient than expected.

    SOURCE: UNCLE WORKING FOR ISI.
    p.s The surgery of the faces of church attack peshawar has been completed bu the top cosmetic surgeon of CMH and without a doubt the terrorist were of uzbac origin most likely from north of Afghanistan. The DNA has yielded the same result.
    SOURCE: SAME AS ABOVE

    ET please publish…..nothing offensive.

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  • Rabbani
    Oct 17, 2013 - 3:42PM

    Inalahi Wa’inalahi Rajion for the martyred jawan.

    India is entering elections year, and her military is deliberately trying to put one party at the center, by provoking tensions with Pakistan, for no reason.Recommend

  • Jamal
    Oct 17, 2013 - 3:54PM

    LOC tension is part of bigger conspiracy. India doesn’t want Pakistan to settle internal threats of militancy and terrorism. Indian army and intelligence agencies are working hard to destabilise Pakistan.
    Pakistan army is very vigilant on this but to support decisions taken by democratic Govt army is keeping low on all national and international agendas.
    India should behave mature and should stop this foolish behaviour at loc as it may provoke indians biggest fear of retaliation in form of counter attacks and other options.

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  • Dr.A.K.Tewari
    Oct 17, 2013 - 4:21PM

    Pakistan is still supporting Kashmiri separatists through state mass media openly without any hesitation and celebrating Kashmir solidarity day on the streets of all cities of Pakistan for the last 66 years . Then how the issue will be solved accross the table . The attemps are being made to talk with TTP so that they be can utilized streategic as assets against India and Afhhanistan .In the above scenario, Any infilteration effort on LOC will have to be foild at any cost .Recommend

  • Jayesh
    Oct 17, 2013 - 4:43PM

    India can squeeze pakistan in two front wars with India on east and afghanistan on west.The best solution for pakistan is to curb infilitrators to cross border.Otherwise incident like this will keep on continue.

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  • Insaan
    Oct 17, 2013 - 4:51PM

    @Manoj: I think nobody knows exactly what is happening and reason behind each others firing at LOC.

    Officially no one still knows what happened in Kargil.
    Pakistan officially never acknowledged that its army played Kargil. Thousands of Pakistan soldiers died in Kargil. I wonder what did Pak government tell to families of those soldiers.

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  • Adrushya chanakya
    Oct 17, 2013 - 5:00PM

    Pakistani media is escalting tension. They must stop ranting war ,blood and revenge stuffs with imaginary stuffs.

    They must understand that firing always starts from pakistan as cover to push terrorists.

    Seriously pakistan has lost not only sense but any mature heads.

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  • Raj - USA
    Oct 17, 2013 - 5:31PM

    Pakistan wants to push as much jihadis as possible to Indian Kashmir before the winter sets in. Once the winter sets in, it would be difficult, if not impossible to push terrorists to the Indian side. If India can stop this infiltration from Pakistan, we shall see a peaceful Kashmir this winter. However, it would not be the same for Pakistan. Unable to cross over to India, these terrorists shall take their revenge on the Pakistan army and other targets in Pakistan, and we may see lot of terror activity in Pakistan this winter.

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  • saad
    Oct 17, 2013 - 5:58PM

    @Adrushya really pakistani media escalating tension hmmm so what is india media doing prompting aman kie aisha and peace with pakistan? and secondly said by whom firing always start from pakistan you believing this because your media told you that huh? whenever there is firing on LOC or terrorist attack your media even before indian govt or army have give out official statement about the attacks blame it on pakistan without solid proof. Secondly why does always india forget kashmire people doesn’t want to live with india and when this happen there is always attack on indian army because i have never heard any terrorist attacking civilian or any place? why is it they always targeting army because those are mujahideen fighting for freedom of kashmir from india. Indian if those were terrorist they would have attack civilian or any civilian place rather than attacking army always. and lasty we didn’t lose anything india never want peace its just they want to show it to the world that we tried peace with pakistan but they don’t want it and then india will get an excuse for attacking pakistan. thats the real truth india never wants peace with pakistan simple and straightforward truth.

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  • Bharat
    Oct 17, 2013 - 6:02PM

    ET did not publish my previous comment. Why don’t you guys tell your people that yesterday an Indian soldier Lance Naik Mohd Firoz Khan of Rashtriya Rifles was killed in an ‘unprovoked’ Pak firing at the LoC? Here’s the link – http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Army-pays-homage-to-soldier-killed-in-Kashmir/articleshow/24264442.cms
    It’s always Pakistan that starts the firing to push infiltrators into India. You guys are spoiling for a war which nobody wants. But if push comes to shove, India will make sure this time that it will be the final war between our two nations. I know Pakistan’s existence is based on its anti-India rhetoric. But you cannot survive and prosper on anti-India stance for too long, always remember this. Thanks

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  • fayaz
    Oct 17, 2013 - 6:32PM

    blaming of pakistan in any situation is the indian policy, if a rat been killed in india they immidiatly blamming pakistan. they always shows himself innocent. and every body knows they indians RAW supporting terrorisom in pakistan. hundered of agents of raw has been arrested by pakistan.Recommend

  • Vikas
    Oct 17, 2013 - 6:38PM

    Few days back one Indian soldier was killed. Recommend

  • saeed
    Oct 17, 2013 - 6:39PM

    Shame on those who were very vocal against Musharraf for not going to war with US and are totally muted now. This govt doest even have the guts to stand up to india but wanted Musharraf to go against US.

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  • unbelievable
    Oct 17, 2013 - 6:49PM

    Under normal circumstances the World would be condemning India for the recent LOC violations – the fact that they don’t tells you something about how India and Pakistan are perceived. No one has sympathy for country with terrorist and everyone has sympathy for the country who is attacked by terrorist. Recommend

  • Guru
    Oct 17, 2013 - 6:51PM

    Yesterday Indian Army claimed that their one soldier killed in unprovoked firing from Pakistan army. Today Pakistan claim that their soldier killed. Only God knows what is truth.

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  • Ranga Siyaar
    Oct 17, 2013 - 7:34PM

    Stop all the fighting…. No more killing no more blood and no more tears.

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  • IndianDude
    Oct 17, 2013 - 8:40PM

    @Bharat
    ” an Indian soldier Lance Naik Mohd Firoz Khan of Rashtriya Rifles was killed in an ‘unprovoked’ Pak firing at the LoC? Here’s the link http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Army-pays-homage-to-soldier-killed-in-Kashmir/articleshow/24264442.cms..”

    An indian muslim was killed by firing from islamic repubic of pakistan? Obviously it is a lie spread by the indians.
    Every pakistanis knows: ” Muslims don’t kill muslims”.

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  • Umer
    Oct 17, 2013 - 8:46PM

    @anti-elitist rawalpindi:

    SOURCE: UNCLE WORKING FOR ISI

    Yeah, that is a very “reliable” source. Why doesn’t the uncle resign for his incompetence to stop this on his own territory?

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  • Hafiz
    Oct 17, 2013 - 9:09PM

    @zoro:
    LOL..pakistan is blind, don’t know whether firing going on inside the country or outside..

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  • Ind
    Oct 17, 2013 - 9:32PM

    Why didn’t you post my earlier comment?!!!
    What interest does India have in flaring up LoC? The Pakistani media was complicit in each and every time ( which is all the wars) Pakistan army started the aggression. Aren’t you doing the same thing ET? You are different? are you intimidated by the deep state as well?

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  • Californian Desi
    Oct 17, 2013 - 9:37PM

    So let me guess, the Pakistani ranger official was on a peace march across the border smelling roses and writing poetry for his family and he got shot by the Indian army for nothing.
    @ET – Since you come so far in biased reporting how about adding the “facts” I mentioned above too ??

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  • Mc
    Oct 17, 2013 - 10:47PM

    @fayaz:
    Our so called agents of RAW freed by your Courts because the politician, policemen and the judges are afraid of them.

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