An army jawan and a BSF soldier were killed in two separate incidents of ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara and Rajouri districts on Thursday. The first incident took place in the Machil sector in Kupwara. In Rajouri's Sunderbani, firing from across the LoC resulted in two BSF jawans being injured, out of whom one succumbed later.
The Indian and Pakistani armies traded heavy fire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri (Baramulla district) and Machil on Thursday, according to sources. The deceased army soldier has been identified as Gunner Rajesh Kumar, while the BSF jawan has been identified as constable P Biswas. This comes a day after two Indian soldiers were injured during another ceasefire violation in Uri sector.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, Srinagar-based army spokesperson, said, "Cease Fire Violation (CFV) by Pakistan in Machil sector of Kupwara district at 10.45 am today. Own troops retaliated strongly. One soldier was martyred in enemy fire.”
The Pakistan Army had used automatics and mortars to target Indian positions on the LoC in Kamalkote area of Uri sector late on Wednesday.
Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao took to Twitter and slammed the Narendra Modi-led NDA government for ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Ceasefire violations..gone up.
Defence and police personnel deaths..gone up.
Civilians death..gone up.
@narendramodi your #JammuAndKashmir policy is in shambles and #Pakistan doesn’t give a damn about your empty rhetoric. https://t.co/rWvojcRySY
— Dinesh Gundu Rao (@dineshgrao) December 6, 2018
With inputs from agencies
Updated Date: Dec 07, 2018 12:11 PM