New Delhi, August 12: An Army soldier died while another officer was critically injured in ceasefire violation in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector on Saturday evening. Both the jawans were caught under firing on forward posts and shelling mortars along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Some reports said that the Indian Army retaliated strongly to the ceasefire violation.

During the ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops, one jawan lost his life and another was critically injured. One of the officers reportedly said, “At around 5 pm, Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and firing on forward posts along the LoC in Poonch district”.

The jawan identified as Nb Sub Jagram Singh Tomar was grievously injured and later succumbed to his injuries. Tomar who is a native of Madhya Pradesh’s Tarsana village is survived by his wife, a daughter and a son. This is the second time in a row when Pakistan has violated ceasefire on Saturday.

On Saturday morning, a civilian in Poonch lost his life after Pakistan resorted to shelling. In last few days, both Indian and Pak armies have bee exchanging fire which has left many soldiers and civilians dead on both sides.

On August 9, India had summoned Pakistan High Commission official Tariq Karim and issued a demarche “lodging strong protest” over the death of an Indian soldier in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati sector.

This year, Pakistani forces have carried out 301 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.