An Army soldier was killed as Pakistan Army opened fire in a bid to facilitate two infiltration bids along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district today.
Both the bids were foiled by the Army.
“Two infiltration bids assisted by Pakistan ceasefire violation were foiled in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch”, an Army officer said.
“An army solider attained martyrdom in the operation. The soldier has been killed in cross border firing on the LoC in Poonch”, a senior police officer said.
The fresh death of an Indian soldier comes just days after the BJP president claimed how the Centre’s Narendra Modi government had secured the country’s border.
He had said, “This government has protected the country’s border. There was a time when UPA government was here for 10 years. There was a government of Sonia (Gandhi) and Manmohan Singh. There was government of ‘Gandhi Parivar’.”
At least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing by Pakistan Army to target civil and defence facilities in the area, a police official said here.
“Unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Poonch sector from 1015 hours using 120 mm mortars, 82 mm mortars and automatic weapons”, a defence spokesman said.
He said the Indian Army effectively and appropriately retaliated the fire using same caliber weapons, shelling and firing exchanges is still on.
Sunday’s ceasefire violation on the border came after a lull of two days when an uneasy calm prevailed on the LoC and the International Border.
The violation of the ceasefire agreement by Pakistani side has become a rule rather than an exception after the Indian Army on September 28 night carried out surgical strikes against terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control.