Army jawan martyred in ceasefire violation along LoC
An Indian Army jawan was killed 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 the Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.
The soldier has been identified as Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa, 35, a resident of Dehradun. A defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand said Pakistan initiated the ceasefire violation around 6.30 am. The Indian army was “retaliating befittingly“.
A Pakistani post was destroyed after Indian Army retaliated to unprovoked heavy shelling and ceasefire violation by the neighbouring troops in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri sector on Saturday.
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According to Army sources, a Pakistani post on the other side of the border in the Rajouri sector was destroyed completely in the counter-fire by the Indian Army.
Pakistan has been aiding terrorists who are desperate to target security forces and vitiate the environment in the Valley. In the last few days, Pakistani forces have scaled up ceasefire violations enhancing mortar shelling and heavy firing.
This came after an initial calm along the LoC after India’s move on abrogation of Article 370 provisions for Jammu and Kashmir with the forces foiling multiple infiltration attempts by terrorists.