Two soldiers killed in Pak firing along LoC in J&K


Two soldiers were killed in firing from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipore and Rajouri districts on Monday, officials said.

As per authorities, a trade of fire started along the LoC in Sunderbani division of Rajouri on Monday evening after Indian soldiers saw the development of some equipped men under suspicious conditions and tested them.

As troopers tested those moving along the LoC, they depended on terminating, trailed by an overwhelming blast, Defense Ministry representative Lt Colonel Devender Anand said.

Immediately thereafter, Pakistani troops resorted to “heavy firing” towards the Indian side to support the suspicious movement, leading to retaliation by the Indian Army, Lt Col Anand said.
The exchange of fire between two sides was in progress late Monday evening, he added. “In the ongoing heavy exchange of fire, one soldier of Indian Army martyred. Details follow,” he stated. Subtleties pursue,” he expressed.

Late night, Pakistani soldiers started unwarranted truce infringement in Kalal region of Nowshera division; the Army is fighting back befittingly, the representative said.

During the day, Pakistani soldiers turned to mortar shelling and little arms shoot along the LoC in Krishna Ghati region of Poonch locale and the Indian Army fought back, it was educated.
Havildar Jyotiba Ganpat Chougule, 36, was murdered in truce infringement by Pakistan in Gurez area in north Kashmir. “There was unjustifiable truce infringement by Pakistan in Gurez division. Our soldiers fought back emphatically. One fighter was martyred,” an Army official said.

Havildar Chougule originated from a group of ranchers in Mahagaon town, in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur locale. He had joined the Army in 2002. He is made due by guardians Ganpati and Vatsala, spouse Yashoda, children Atharv and Harsh, and more youthful sibling Rajnikant. The family possesses a homestead close Mahagaon town.

Vinaya Sawant, close family companion and a neighbor, stated, “We as a whole recollect him as a totally relaxed sibling like figure from the town, who was constantly prepared to help other people… The whole town is grieving his demise. We don’t have a clue how to reassure his relatives… . The entire town remains with them.” Local authorities said the last rituals will be performed in Mahagaon on Tuesday evening.

In the mean time, Northern Army Commander, Lt General Ranbir Singh, laid wreath at Dhruva Shahid Samarak in Udhampur, J&K, to give proper respect to officers killed during the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War with Pakistan.