Soldier killed in Pakistan shelling across Loc in Rajouri
An Indian army soldier was killed on Saturday as Pakistani troopers targeted a patrol party on the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu & Kashmir.
- Published 16.06.18
Jammu, Jun 16 (PTI): An Indian army soldier was killed on Saturday as Pakistani troopers targeted a patrol party on the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu & Kashmir.
The latest instance of ceasefire violation comes after four Border Security Force personnel, including an assistant commandant, were killed in firing by Pakistani Rangers along the International Border in Samba district on June 13.
”Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of mortars on routine Indian Army patrol, 700 metres inside Indian territory in Naushera sector along the Line of Control this morning,” a senior Army officer told PTI.
In the exchange of fire, Rifleman Bikas Gurung was grievously injured and succumbed to injuries. The 21-year-old soldier was from Khunka Khuki village in Manipur, and is survived by his mother.
The unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan, especially on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, is highly unethical and unprofessional, the army officer said.
The Indian troops exercised maximum restraint in spite of grave provocation, he said.
The Army also cancelled the exchange of sweets between the Pakistani Army and the Indian side on the occasion of Eid.