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Army jawan martyred as India, Pakistan exchange heavy fire along LoC in Poonch

Army jawan martyred as India, Pakistan exchange heavy fire along LoC in Poonch

India TV News Desk, Srinagar [ Updated: November 06, 2016 11:23 IST ]
India, Pakistan exchange heavy fire along LoC in Poonch

An Indian Army soldier was killed on Sunday after Pakistan Army resorted to an unprovoked shelling at Indian positions along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district.

The soldier has been identified as Gur Sevak Singh.

"Gur Sevak Singh of 22 Sikh regiment was martyred in Pakistan firing today (Sunday)," defence sources told IANS here,

"Indian army has effectively retaliated using same calibre weapons, shelling and firing exchanges is still on," official said.

Sunday's unprovoked 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 in Pakistani side of Kashmir.

(With IANS inputs)

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