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Jammu and Kashmir: Soldier killed, three injured in Pakistan firing along LoC

India Today logo India Today 3 days ago Sunil Bhat
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A constable in the Indian Army was gunned down and three others, including two women, were injured on Saturday as Pakistani troops fired on forward posts in various sectors along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

Havaldar Patil Sangram Shivaji, who was manning a forward post, was critically injured in the Pakistani firing in the Lam area of Rajouri district''s Nowshera sector around 1 am, the officials said, adding he later succumbed to injuries, as reported by PTI.

While jawan sustained injuries and is currently undergoing treatment at a military hospital.

The development comes a week after various ceasefire violations by Pakistan in north Kashmir killed 11 people, including five security personnel, dead on November 13.

Indian Army retaliated effectively to silence the Pakistani guns. The cross-border firing continued for quite a long time between the two sides .

"The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," the general officer commanding (GOC) of the Jammu-based White Knight Corps said on Twitter.

(With PTI inputs)

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