Jawan martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in J&K's Poonch; Army foils two infiltration bids
India, Pakistan exchange heavy fire along the Line of Control in Poonch sector.
Jammu: One Army jawan was martyred while a civilian was injured in fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan as Indian Army foiled two infiltration bids along the Line of Control in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
"Two infiltration bids assisted by Pakistan ceasefire violation were foiled in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch", an Army officer said.
On Sunday morning, Pakistani troops resorted to mortar shelling at Indian positions along LoC in Krishna Ghati and Mendhar sectors of Poonch district.
"Gur Sevak Singh of 22 Sikh regiment was martyred in Pakistan firing today (Sunday)," defence sources told IANS here, adding that the ceasefire violation also continues in Balnoi area of the district.
The injured civilian was rushed to a nearby government hospital for immediate medical aid.
At least four places came under indiscriminate shelling and firing which has been started by Pakistan army at 8:30 am to target civil and defence facilities in the area, a police official said here.
"Indian army has effectively retaliated using same calibre weapons, shelling and firing exchanges is still on," he 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.