BSF in Jammu and Kashmir
A combing operation was also carried out to neutralise terrorists hiding in the area. The encounter has ended. [Representational Image]Reuters

Gurnam Singh, the soldier from the Border Security Force (BSF) who got injured in cross-border firing against Pakistan on Friday, passed away in Jammu at 11:30 pm on Saturday.

Twenty-six-year-old Singh succumbed to his injuries at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Jammu after being shot by Pakistani snipers while trying to foil an infiltration bid in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

"Bullet had hit Gurnam Singh's head and he was being treated in the Intensive Care Unit. Senior doctors were observing him. His parents wanted him to be shifted to AIIMS for better treatment.We were about to do that yesterday, but unfortunately he passed away," Chief Medical Officer Dr Rajinder Thappa told ANI.

"We want a good hospital to be in place, where all essential facilities will be present. He was brave. Our son has sacrificed his life for the nation. Nobody is sad. Infact we're all happy," Kulbir Singh, father of the deceased soldier, said.

Singh's mother Jaswant Kaur and sister Gurjeet Kaur demanded a separate hospital for BSF soldiers for better treatment.

Seven members of the Pakistani Rangers and a terrorist were killed when the BSF retaliated against a ceasefire violation by the neighbouring country on Friday.

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