35-yr-old Indian Army jawan killed in J&K's Rajouri after Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

An army spokesman said that Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing from across the border at around 6.30 am on Saturday, prompting strong and effective retaliation by the Indian Army.

Press Trust of India August 17, 2019 15:52:26 IST
35-yr-old Indian Army jawan killed in J&K's Rajouri after Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC
  • An Army soldier was killed on Saturday as Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri

  • The latest ceasefire violation comes two days after Pakistan claimed that its four soldiers were killed in firing by Indian troops on their posts along the LoC

  • The casualties suffered by Pakistan in the retaliatory action was not known immediately as the exchange of fire was on when the last reports were received

Jammu: An army soldier was killed on Saturday as Pakistan violated ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling and small arms firing on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district, a defence spokesman said.

35yrold Indian Army jawan killed in JKs Rajouri after Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

Representational image. Reuters

The latest ceasefire violation comes two days after Pakistan claimed that its four soldiers were killed in firing by Indian troops on their posts along the LoC.

Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa (35), a resident of Dehradun, sustained fatal injuries in the Pakistani firing in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district, the spokesman said.

The spokesman said the unprovoked firing from across the border started at around 6.30 am, prompting strong and effective retaliation by the Indian Army guarding the border.

The exchange of fire between the two sides was on when the last reports were received, he said, adding the casualties suffered by Pakistan in the retaliatory action was not known immediately.

Last month, two Army personnel and a 10-day-old baby were killed and several civilians injured in heavy Pakistani shelling and firing in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region.

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