Army jawan killed as Pak violates ceasefire twice
An Indian army jawan was killed as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire twice in the day on Sunday along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The ceasefire violations by Pakistan took place on a day when India hosted leaders of a number of countries, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping, for BRICS and BIMSTEC Summits.
“There was ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along LoC in Rajouri sector resulting in death of a soldier,” a senior Army officer said about the incident in the evening.The area in which incident took place falls in Tarkundi belt of Rajouri district.
Earlier in the morning too, there was unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops who used small arms to target Indian forward areas in Naushera sector of the same district along the LoC, Defence PRO said.
Indian troops guarding the LoC retaliated, he said, adding no one was injured in that exchange.A senior Army officer said there have been over 25 ceasefire violations along the LoC since the surgical strikes by Indian Army in PoK on September 29 to dismantle terror launching pads.
In the firing and shelling, five civilians and four armymen have sustained injuries in Poonch district.Nine Pakistani armymen have been injured in retaliatory action by Indian troops along LoC.
On October 8, Pakistani troops had fired on forward Indian posts in Pooch district resulting in injuries to one jawan.