By – Ishani Panda
An Army jawan(Pakistan violates ceasefire, Army Jawan slain) lost his life on Monday after Pakistani troops once again violated the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch and Rajaouri district.
Sources aware of the development said Pakistani troops opened fire and lobbed mortar shells at forwarding areas along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir.
“At about 3:30 am today Pakistan initiated unprovoked firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along the LoC in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district. Again at about 5:30 am, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in Nowshera sector of Rajaouri district. Indian Army is retaliating befittingly at both the sectors.” Colonel Anand, the defence ministry spokesman quoted.
The Army jawan(Pakistan violates ceasefire, Army Jawan slain) who was guarding a forward post got critically injured after being hit by cross-border shelling in Nowshera sector after which he succumbed to it.
He was identified as Havildar Dipak Karki of the Indian Army(Pakistan violates ceasefire, Army Jawan slain) and was deployed along the LoC in Kalal where he breathed his last due to the mortar shelling.
Two soldiers were already killed in Pakistani firing along the LoC in Rajouri on June 4 and 10, while another soldier died due to cross-border firing in Poonch on June 14.
Lately, Pakistan has been indulging in ceasefire violation on the LoC in Jammu & Kashmir to keep the LoC alive and to support the infiltration of terrorists.
The blatant ceasefire violation by the Pakistani troops has thrown the lives of hundreds of people living in villager near the LoC in disarray. Over 2,027 cases have been reported in the violation of ceasefire agreement by Pakistani troops till June 10.
On Saturday, Pakistan(Pakistan violates ceasefire, Army Jawan slain) had violated ceasefire in North Kashmir’s Uri sector targeting Indian posts and civilian areas due to which two civilians were injured.
Along the IB, it was reported that Pakistani Rangers engaged in heavy firing on forwarding posts and villages in the Karol Matrai area of Hiranagar sector in Kathua district.
The unprovoked firing began around 1 am and the Border Security Force retaliated where the exchange continued till 3:50 am.