An army jawan was martyred in Pakistani firing in Naushera sector along the Line of Control in Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
Pakistani forces initiated unprovoked firing of mortars, thereby violating the ceasefire agreement. “Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of mortars on routine Indian Army patrol, 700 metres inside Indian territory in Naushera sector along the Line of Control (LoC) this morning,” a senior Army officer stated.
In the exchange of fire, Rifleman Bikas Gurung was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries. The 21-year-old soldier belonged to Khunka Khuki village of Manipur, and is survived by his mother, Beana May Gurung.
The violation comes after four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an assistant commandant-rank officer, were killed in firing by Pakistani Rangers along the International Border in Samba district on June 13.DNAIndia