An Indian Army soldier was killed on Monday as Pakistan resorted to heavy cross-border shelling in the course of the ongoing ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officers mentioned.
Havildar Dipak Karki was the fourth soldier to die on the LoC since June 5.
A defence spokesperson mentioned Pakistan violated the ceasefire in a number of sectors in Poonch and Rajouri districts earlier on Monday.
The ceasefire settlement was violated by Pakistan in Nowshera sector of Rajouri at about 5:30am, the spokesperson added.
Lt Col Devender Anand, the military’s spokesperson, mentioned Indian troops responded strongly to the enemy fireplace in Nowshera and that Havildar Karki was critically injured in the incident and later succumbed to his accidents.
“Havildar Dipak Karki was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” he added.
Havaldar P Mathiazhagan had additionally fallen to Pakistani firing in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district on June four and Naik Gurcharan Singh misplaced his life in an analogous incident on June 10 in Tarkundi sector that runs alongside Rajouri and Poonch districts.
A 29-year-old sepoy, Lungambui Abonmei, died in Pakistani shelling in Poonch district on June 14.
Pakistan military had additionally violated the ceasefire in Poonch’s Krishna Ghati at round 3:30am on Monday.
“Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars along LoC in Krishna Ghati Sector… The Indian Army retaliated befittingly,” the spokesperson mentioned.
Pakistan’s military has violated the ceasefire greater than 1,400 instances this 12 months. Last 12 months, there have been 3,168 ceasefire violations and 1,629 in 2018.