Srinagar: Pakistan on Saturday violated ceasefire in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. The ceasefire violation, which left a soldier injured, was reported at around 4 pm.
The jawan was injured in the ceasefire violation at Baba Khodi area of the same sector. The Army retaliated and an exchange of fire took place in the area.
The officer has been identified as Major Chitresh Singh Bisht from Uttarakhand's Dehradun.
Bisht, who was leading the Bomb Disposal Team in Naushera, defused one of the mines successfully. While neutralising another mine, the device got activated and the officer suffered grievous injuries resulting in his death.
#JammuAndKashmir: Major Chitresh Singh Bisht from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, who lost his life today while defusing an IED which had been planted by terrorists across the LoC in Naushera sector,Rajouri. During sanitisation of track in Naushera Sector, mines were detected on the track pic.twitter.com/BLBXESCUZ2
— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
In another incident, an Army officer died in an explosion in the Rajouri sector along the Line of Control. The Major-rank Army officer was killed while defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).
The IED was apparently planted by "enemy forces within Indian territory" in Nowshera sector and set off when an Army officer, along with his men, was patrolling the area, officials said.
The martyred Army officer is from the Corps of Engineers. The IED was planted 1.5 kms inside the Line of Control in the Naushera sector of Rajouri district.
The incident comes two days after 40 CRPF personnel were martyred in a terror attack in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. The deadly attack, claimed by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, has triggered a nation-wide outrage with people protesting all across the country.