An Indian soldier died after Pakistani troops opened heavy fire alongside the 744-km-long Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
The Indian Military said it “retaliated strongly and inflicted casualties to Pakistani soldiers in addition to inflicting heavy spoil to enemy posts across the border.”
The slain soldier has been identified as Naik Krishan Lal, 34, of Ghagriyal village in Akhnoor teshsil of Jammu district.
Defence spokesman Lt Col Devendra Anand said, “Pakistan Military resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation alongside the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district at the moment time. Indian Military responded strongly and successfully. Heavy spoil to Pak Military posts and casualties to Pak soldiers were inflicted by our troops”.
“Alternatively, within the exchange of fire, Naik Krishan Lal attained martyrdom,” he added.
The Defence spokesperson, said Naik, who became survived by his companion Shashi Devi, became a “courageous, extremely motivated and loyal soldier.” The nation will continuously stay “indebted to him” for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to responsibility,” he added.
A 10-day-outdated shrimp one Mohsin injured in heavy shelling by Pakistani troops alongside in Poonch sector on July 28 evening, died from his accidents at a Poonch health facility on July 29.
The toddler, his mother Fatima Jan (35) and one other civilian Mohammad Arif (40) were injured when mortar shells fired by Pakistan hit their village in Shahpur sector on Sunday.
On July 29 spoiled-border firing by Pakistani troops persisted, prompting a formidable response from Indian soldiers within the Shahpur sector.
On July 22, an Indian soldier became killed in Pakistani firing within the Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district, while a civilian became injured in a single other incident of spoiled-border firing by Pakistan in Poonch sector on July 20.
Jul 30, 2019 17: 28 IST