Army jawan killed as Pakistani troops shell forward areas along LoC, IB in J&K
JAMMU: An Army jawan was killed on Monday as Pakistani troops opened fire and lobbed mortar shells at forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
The heavy Pakistani firing and shelling were reported along the LoC in Poonch district's Krishna Ghati sector and Rajouri's Nowshera sector, and along the IB in Kathua district, the officials said.
An Army jawan, guarding a forward post, was critically injured after being hit by cross-border shelling in Nowshera sector, they said, adding that he succumbed to his injuries later.
He is the fourth Army personnel to be killed in Pakistani firing along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch this month. Two soldiers were killed in Pakistani firing in Rajouri district on June 4 and 10, while another soldier fell to cross-border firing in Poonch on June 14.
There has been a spurt in Pakistani shelling along the border in Jammu and Kashmir this year with over 2,027 cases of violation of a ceasefire agreement being reported till June 10.
Earlier, a defence spokesman said, "At about 0330 hours today, Pak army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing of small arms and intense shelling with mortars along LoC in Krishnagati Sector in Poonch district," a defense spokesman said.
"Again at about 0530 hours Pak army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation in Nowshera sector, district Rajouri," he said.
The Indian Army is retaliating befittingly, he said.
Along the International Border, Pakistani Rangers engaged in heavy firing on forward posts and villages in the Karol Matrai area of Hiranagar sector in Kathua district, an official said.
He said the unprovoked firing from Pakistan started around 1 am and the Border Security Force (BSF) gave a befitting retaliation.
The exchange of fire between the two sides continued till 3.50 am, the official said.
Sometimes you should also attempt to fire first. Always following defensive strategies. It is good in the short term but not in the long term for our image.
It's high time for our armed forces to make their own decisions and act on them. Even yesterday, Feku was still asking our brave soldiers to do yoga in front of the camera.
Pakistan cant even take care of its own country and they want to compete with India. Ha ha
Time to bring out the big guns.
India needs to do surgical strikes in between
AJAY KUMAR PANDEY
It is high time now, India should occupy POK from Pakistan so that daily chitput activities of terrorism can be removed permanentely.
Pak is a rougue nation and should be eliminated from the world map No matter what comes in front.
Surrender modi is surrendering the lives of our Jawans to save his seat, win RS and upcoming bihar and Bengal elections.
Bad days for Jawans since Surrender Modi is in Govt
Time for reflect, since BJP has come into power, internal and external threats have increased manifold.
During this Months our Forces had struck more than a dozen terrorist in the Valley ,Today Pakistan is very much perturbed
All these things are happening with the support form China. India's key enemy is China. Pak is just a mosquito. If we hit China at the time time, then Pak will keep silent.
With India in high gear , ready to fight...Pakistan is asking for troubles.
Seems pakistan takes advantage of fekus cowardness. Army should pak all indians are not feku.
HIGH TIME TO TAKE CARE OF THE COWARD PAKISTAN
ONCE FOR ALL , FINISH PAKISTAN.
Rohit Joseph Deka
STINKY INDIAN C0WARDS TRYING TO DIVERT ATTENTION FROM NEPAL. NEPAL SHOWED THE WAY HOW TO CAPTURE LAND FROM STINKY INDIANS UTTRAKHAND GONE NOW ITS TIME FOR BIHAR
That was in response to killing of a thirteen years old Pakistani civilian girl
Feku time to start surgical strikes
Every neighbouring country showing eye to India. It is high time to teach a lesson like Pakistan.
How long shall we continue to suffer.
Let us go all out to get back POK and wipe out terror. It's better to wipe out Pakistan from the world map, so that, the entire world will be peaceful. Jai Hind...
Take back POK...
Let India cancel all trades with Pakistan, too.
launch few long range missiles towards pakistan