Army jawan martyred in Pak’s ceasefire violation

An Army jawan was martyred as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire today morning by resorting to mortar shelling and firing of small arms along the Line of Control (LoC) in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district.

The Indian Army gave a befitting response to the ceasefire violation which began around 6:30 AM. The martyred soldier was identified as 35-year-old Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa from Dehradun, Uttarakhand. He had served 15 years in the Army.

The latest skirmish between the two sides comes just two days after the Army killed three Pakistani Army troops in response to a ceasefire violation. On its part, the Pakistan Army claimed to have killed five Indian Army jawans, a claim denied by the Indian side which said that it had not suffered any casualty.

Late July, amid India’s deployment of Central troops in the former state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army claimed to have foiled a Pakistan BAT attack and killed several intruders; Pakistan, however, had denied the claim.

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