Tensions flare at Makwal Border as Pakistan rangers open fire, BSF responds swiftly

At the Makwal border outpost, tensions escalated when Pakistan Rangers opened an unprovoked fire. BSF reacted efficiently, preserving the integrity of the border. There are no confirmed casualties, but ongoing ceasefire violations continue to raise worries and call for diplomatic solutions.

Tensions escalated at the Makwal border outpost in Ranbir Singh Pura when Pakistan Rangers opened fire without warning in yet another incident along the Line of Control (LoC). The event occurred around 5:50 p.m. The Border Security Force (BSF) personnel stationed on the Indian side responded appropriately and quickly.

According to accounts, the gunfire continued until approximately 6:15 p.m., which was the point a tense silence descended upon the area. Although the firing has stopped for the time being, the military personnel are still on high alert since they could be expecting an infiltration attempt from Pakistan as a result of the ceasefire violation.


Fortunately, no reports of damage or injuries from the cross-border firing have been reported from the Indian side. The security and integrity of the area were preserved by the BSF troops’ tenacity and successful neutralisation of the threat.

This incident comes after another similar one in November of the previous year in the Ramgarh area of Samba district, Jammu, where a gallant BSF Jawan was killed by unjustified firing from the Pakistani side. When two BSF soldiers and a civilian woman were injured in another ceasefire breach in October of that same year, tensions along the border escalated even more.

Concerns regarding the peace along the LoC are raised by the frequent ceasefire violations. The global community is keeping a careful eye on the situation and highlighting the necessity of diplomatic solutions to reduce hostilities and stop more deaths.

The Indian security forces are unwavering in their will to protect the country’s borders, and it is anticipated that the government will take diplomatic measures to address the matter to find a peaceful end to the border clashes. The inhabitants residing in the border regions are highly vulnerable, and efforts are being made to protect them despite the continuous hostilities.