Srinagar: An Army rifleman was martyred in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Thursday. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Admin Announces Complete Lockdown In 11 districts Amid Spike In COVID Cases
24-year-old Yash Paul, lost his life after getting caught under the heavy shelling and firing from the Pakistan side in Sunderbani sector. Reportedly, the Pakistan troops have violated the ceasefire along the LoC nearly 110 times since January. Also Read - Complete Corona Curfew Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir Till Monday Morning
On Monday night, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by resorting to shelling with mortar bombs and firing of small arms along the LoC in Akhnoor and Sunderbani sectors, a defence spokesman had said. Also Read - Jammu & Kashmir: Corona Curfew Extended To All 20 Districts, Public Transport To Ply At 50% Capacity
An Army soldier was killed and four others were injured Monday when Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire by resorting to heavy mortar shelling and firing along the LoC in Rajouri district.
“Rifleman Karamjeet Singh was critically injured and later succumbed to injuries,” the spokesman had said.
The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India’s air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan, on February 26 in response to the February 14 Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
The year 2018 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations — 2,936 — by Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border.
Pakistan continues to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides.
With PTI inputs