Two Rangers personnel killed by Indian BSF in Shakargarh

Published: December 31, 2014
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Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers stand guard along fencing near the India-Pakistan border outpost. PHOTO: AFP

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers stand guard along fencing near the India-Pakistan border outpost. PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: Two Punjab Rangers personnel were killed on Wednesday when Indian Border Security Force (BSF) resorted to unprovoked firing at Shakargarh sector, Express News reported.

“The personnel are seriously injured and BSF is not letting them to recover,” said a Rangers spokesperson earlier in the day.

Soon after the incident, the Rangers officials protested in response.

While, the BSF local commander Shakargarh summoned the Rangers personnel to attend a flag meeting at 11am right after the incident today.

“Bodies of the personnel have been brought to Lahore,” Express News Bureau Chief Lahore confirmed.

Pakistan lodges protest with India

Later in the day, the Indian Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Pakistan lodged a strong protest on the unprovoked firing of the Indian troops on LoC.

According to the statement of ministry of foreign affairs, Pakistan urged the Indian government to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

A previous incident of unprovoked firing also took place on November 27, near the Charwa sector on the Line of Control (LoC).

As recent as two days ago, the Pakistan Army handed over a 12-year-old Indian Kashmiri girl, who had inadvertently crossed the LoC, to Indian authorities.

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  • Cynic Waheed
    Dec 31, 2014 - 5:46PM

    The more Indians show their true colors, the more peaceloving Pakistanis like me are of the view that Pak army was right all along. No peace can happen with current terrorist modi government!

    Treat them likewise please

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  • Bilal
    Dec 31, 2014 - 5:50PM

    After a decade of relative lull along LOC what made India to resort to LOC violations in 2014?This clearly is an indication of Indian outrage on Zarb e Azb. Unquestionably,Indian intentions are to promote unrest in Pakistan through its proxies.
    We need to retaliate in as powerful a tone as possible.We should make Modi realise that he won’t get away by killing our soldiers.

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  • Pity
    Dec 31, 2014 - 5:51PM

    Recently Pakistan returned a 12-year old Indian girl to the BSF and now India has killed our two soldiers. I am sure Indian readers here on ET will find a way to justify this act.

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  • Azi
    Dec 31, 2014 - 5:54PM

    Note to self, don’t trust Indians. Dagger in the back with hand extended for friendship.

    Learning from Israel, seems like India is well on track to be the next major coward nation.

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  • Candid1
    Dec 31, 2014 - 6:30PM

    This attack by India clearly exposes the nexus between the terrorists and their agents in Pakistan. While the Indian agents massacre our children on the western border, the Indians continue attacking the western border hoping to squeeze Pakistan from all sides. So much for Indian synpathies for the victims of Peshawar Massacre. Therefore, Operation Zard-e-Abz against the terrorists must be extended against the Indians as well, because both are the one and same.

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  • haq
    Dec 31, 2014 - 7:24PM

    Shameless creatures these indians. Very shameless and coward. They called over forflag meet and did that and wont let injured take back. Shows the coward nations face. Jis mulk ki army is so weak, woh mulk ko kya bachaey gi. Much curse on those perpetrators,Recommend

  • In the name of love (what more)
    Dec 31, 2014 - 7:40PM

    The Indian govt. cannot give free hand to the Indian army to respond. This is extremely sad. It has to stop. If need be, get the two army generals to meet and stop this non sense. Why is Modi being so aggressive? The indians don’t want to be in an aggressive mode every single day of the year. Indians would consider him a bigger nationalist if he is to give pakistan & peace a chance.

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  • Abu
    Dec 31, 2014 - 8:05PM

    Crush India!

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  • Neutrino
    Dec 31, 2014 - 8:19PM

    Once bitten, twice shy. India has a policy to derail peace in subcontinent. Pakistan should stiff its policy against indian barbarism.

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  • Umair
    Dec 31, 2014 - 9:25PM

    What type of “aman ki aasha” is being promoted?

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  • MAK
    Dec 31, 2014 - 9:43PM

    ET – glad to see you are filtering out the poisonous hindu trolls. These interlopers are the last thing we need on the few online places for us to comment on our matters and news.

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  • harsh
    Jan 1, 2015 - 12:28AM

    first pak shoots and when it backfires horribly they whine, cry babies. u killed one BSF, we killed 2, now do the maths if u continue.

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  • Talking Point
    Jan 1, 2015 - 1:04AM

    @MAK: Stupid MAK , it was in retaliation for a Indian jawan killed . Why is this news not reported by your media . You wan’t to make a comment and hide behind your momma without a suitable reply from the other side . No wonder no one respects you in the world . Tribune should allow my post even if it has a sense of free and open journalism .

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  • Rp
    Jan 1, 2015 - 2:27AM

    ET always engage Selective Journalism. Reader should always read other side of the screen like Indian media in this case.

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  • Tufan
    Jan 1, 2015 - 3:14AM

    Both countries are giving different stories of the same event in LOC. We common people have no true information. Check Indian papers, u will get different story.

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  • Jan 1, 2015 - 3:16AM

    Both countries are giving different stories of the same event in LOC. We common people have no true information. Check Indian papers, u will get different story

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  • MAK
    Jan 1, 2015 - 3:38AM

    @Talking Point : Hindu you proved my point. Low IQ losers with online bravado.

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  • Jan 1, 2015 - 6:12AM

    All I would request the Pakistani Government and people to realize is that the Mrs Manmohan Singh’s Government is a piece of history. Narender Modi was elected with a majority in the Indian Parliament (without resorting to Punctures and Spare Tires) to do exactly what he is doing. Mr. Modi had promised a jawbreaker for any provocation from your side. Just stop firing across the border; stop sending us your peace loving murderous jihadis across the border and we will leave you alone. India has enough problems and this distraction at our border is bothersome to us as well.

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  • Pity
    Jan 1, 2015 - 10:04AM

    @Jag Nathan:
    Mr Jag I think you have forgotten that Pakistan is a sovereign country of 180 million people with an elected government. Kindly stop sending Indian girls like Nasreen to our side of the border.

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  • Pakistani
    Jan 1, 2015 - 11:07AM

    @Jag Nathan: and all other Indians,

    Your comments prove that Pakistan is right all along.

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  • thapa
    Jan 1, 2015 - 11:15AM

    1 bsf soldier killed , 2 pakistani rangers killed when will there be peace in this region , when will we face real challenges facing this region.

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  • wb
    Jan 1, 2015 - 11:33AM

    @MAK:

    Since you are a very high IQ Muslim and capable of googling, please refer to various to sources and see who is telling the truth.

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  • Aschraful Makhlooq
    Jan 1, 2015 - 11:46AM

    The only one sentence for India,id est,the most incredible,hypocrite and untrustworthy India…….

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  • Milind
    Jan 1, 2015 - 12:47PM

    @Pity – “Recently Pakistan returned a 12-year old Indian girl to the BSF and now India has killed our two soldiers. “

    This is typical double-faced behavior from your establishment… Join war on terror, but harbor terrorists… Exhibit responsible/humanitarian behavior (return 12-yr old girl) and then surreptiously fire on Indian soldiers..

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  • Abdul Malik
    Jan 1, 2015 - 1:10PM

    @haq:
    So how does it feel, to be on your own no direction home, a complete unknown, like a rolling stone?

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  • Abdul Malik
    Jan 1, 2015 - 1:21PM

    @Pakistani:
    Yeah now go to UN/ US and get their support.

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  • Abdul Malik
    Jan 1, 2015 - 1:28PM

    @Aschraful Makhlooq:
    A latin phrase does not make you right. Whatever you may spout against India no one in the world including your brother Muslim countries will believe or trust you.

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  • Pity
    Jan 1, 2015 - 2:07PM

    @Milind:
    I think you did not read the next sentence of my comment. Anyways, your comment has proved me right.

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  • Pakistani
    Jan 1, 2015 - 2:09PM

    @Abdul Malik:
    Ever wondered why India is so afraid of involving the UN in India-Pakistan relations?

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  • someone
    Jan 2, 2015 - 12:23AM

    @Pakistani:
    Afraid??? Hmmm. I don’t know where did you get that impression from. As for India, UN is not very relevant into the matters that India think it can resolve on its own. As you said its India -Pakistan relationship. Why should UN be a party into it?Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Jan 2, 2015 - 10:07AM

    @someone:
    India is not part of the international community? Last time I checked, UN’s responsibilities include maintaining international peace, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict. I guess it was India which raised the Kashmir issue in the UN, right?

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