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Tributes paid to BSF jawan killed in Pakistan firing

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The and Jammu and Police today paid tributes to a jawan who was killed in unprovoked firing along the India-International Border (IB) in the sector.

A wreath-laying ceremony was held for (28), who hailed from Giridih in Jharkhand, at the Frontier headquarters.

Jammu and Kashmir's Housing and Urban Development Sat Sharma; Divisional of Jammu Hemant Kumar; senior BSF, CRPF and police officials paid floral tributes to Upadhyay.

Upadhyay made the supreme sacrifice while defending the country's sanctity, of the BSF, Jammu Frontier, Ram Awtar, said.

Upadhyay was martyred amid heavy firing from at 0135 hours today while valiantly responding from the duty point at the IB, the IG said.

The constable, who joined the force in 2011, is survived by a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter.

has a history of bravery and is always committed to maintaining the sanctity of the IB and safety of the border population, Awtar said.

The brave act (by Upadhyay) has once again proved that the men on the border are always ready to sacrifice their lives for the nation's security, he said.

Awtar reiterated that as the peaceful country, never initiates fire, but will never hesitate to give a befitting reply if it is compelled.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 19:35 IST