JAMMU: A havaldar within the Indian Military was killed on Saturday in unprovoked firing by Pakistan on ahead posts and villages in two sectors alongside the Line of Management (LoC) and the Worldwide Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, officers mentioned.
The casualty comes barely every week after a number of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops alongside the LoC in north Kashmir left 11 individuals, together with 5 safety personnel, lifeless on November 13.
Havaldar Patil Sangram Shivaji, who was manning a ahead submit, was critically injured within the Pakistani firing within the Lam space of Rajouri district’s Nowshera sector round 1 am, the officers mentioned, including he later succumbed to the accidents.
One other soldier additionally sustained accidents and is at the moment present process therapy at a army hospital, they mentioned.
The officers mentioned the Indian Military retaliated successfully to silence the Pakistani weapons, and the cross-border firing between the 2 sides continued for fairly a while.
Taking to Twitter, the overall officer commanding (GOC) of the Jammu-based White Knight Corps and all different ranks saluted the soldier and supplied their condolences to his household.
In a press release, a defence spokesman mentioned Havaldar Shivaji, a resident of Nigave village of Kolhapur in Maharashtra, was a courageous, extremely motivated and honest soldier.
“The nation will at all times stay indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to responsibility,” he mentioned.
The officers mentioned Pakistani Rangers additionally resorted to unprovoked firing alongside the IB in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.
The firing on Satpal, Manyari, Ladwal and Karol Krishna border outpost areas began round 10 pm on Friday, prompting robust and efficient retaliation by the Border Safety Drive, the officers mentioned.
Cross-border skirmishes continued until 5.25 am on Saturday, and there was no report of any casualty or injury on the Indian facet, they added.