A soldier of the Indian Military was martyred as Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing on ahead posts and villages in two sectors alongside the Line of Management (LoC) and the Worldwide Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. In accordance with the officers, Havaldar Patil Sangram Shivaji, who was manning a ahead put up, was critically injured within the Pakistani firing within the Lam space of Rajouri district’s Nowshera sector round 1 am. He later succumbed to his accidents.
One other soldier additionally sustained accidents and is at present present process therapy at a army hospital, they mentioned.
The casualty comes barely per week after a number of ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops alongside the LoC in north Kashmir left 11 folks, together with 5 safety personnel, lifeless on November 13.
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 final officer commanding (GOC) of the Jammu-based White Knight Corps and all different ranks saluted the soldier and provided 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 sturdy and efficient retaliation by the Border Safety Power, 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.