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Indian lodges protest over ceasefire violation by Pak troops

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 21:00

Jammu: India on Wednesday lodged a strong protest
with Pakistan over the ceasefire violation by its troops who
fired on a post along the Line of Control (LoC) killing a
jawan in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

"We have lodged protest with the Pakistani
counterparts through a hotline today in connection with the
ceasefire violation and death of a jawan in Pakistani firing
yesterday," a senior army official said.

"We apprised them of the situation and the
circumstances in which one jawan was killed in the firing on
the forward post around 0130 hours," he said, adding the
Indian side was awaiting their reply.

Security forces have been asked to remain vigilant
round the clock along the borderline in view of apprehensions
of cross-border infiltration.

Lance Naik Dag Bahadur Gurum of 2/5 Gorkha rifle died
in the Pakistani firing on Tipa post in Balnoi-Mendhar sector
of Poonch district yesterday.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 21:00
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