The armies of India and Pakistan on Thursday exchanged heavy artillery along Line of Control (LoC) in twin border districts of Jammu and Kashmir – Kupwara and Poonch – in which three soldiers were killed while five others suffered injuries who were evacuated for medical attention.
According to Kashmir News Service (KNS), two soldiers were killed and four others injured in cross border shelling in Line of Control (LoC) in Nowgam sector of Kupwara district.
Kashmir based Defense spokesperson Lieutenant Col Rajesh Kalia said that Pakistan initiated an unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC in Naugam Sector, Kupwara on Thursday morning by firing mortars and other weapons that claimed two fatalities while fours other soldiers were also injured who were being evacuated to hospital.
“Pakistan initiated an unprovoked Ceasefire Violation along LoC in Naugam Sector, Kupwara today morning by firing mortars & other weapons. Two soldiers fatal. Four soldiers injured, being evacuated”, he said adding befitting response is being given”.
He identified the slain soldiers as Havaldar Kuldeep of 15 Sikh Light Infantry and Rifleman Shubham, Unit 8 JAK Rifles.
Meanwhile another soldier was killed while another suffered injuries in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district of Jammu region after Pakistan resorted to indiscriminate and unprovoked ceasefire violation.
Jammu based Defense spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said, “On 30 Sept 2020, Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the line of control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati Sector, District Poonch (J&K)”.
He said the troops deployed there gave befitting response during which two army personnel were critically injured who were subsequently moved for medical facilities, however one among the injured namely Lance Naik Karnail Singh succumbed to his injuries.
“Own troops responded strongly to the enemy fire. In the incident, Lance Naik Karnail Singh was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries”, Lt Col. Devender Anand said. He identified the slain soldier as Lance Naik Karnail Singh.
While paying tribute to slain soldier, Jammu based Defense spokesperson said that Lance Naik Singh was a brave, highly motivated and a sincere soldier. He added that nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifices and devotion to duty. (KNS)