Indian soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in J-K

International Desk
8 November 2019, Fri
Published: 02:19 Updated: 03:29

Indian soldier killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in J-K

An Indian army soldier was killed in Pakistani shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu-Kashmir's Poonch district on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday (November 7).

The casualty was confirmed by Defence PRO Jammu.

Defense spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said, ''at about 0230 hours (2:30 am) pm Thursday, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along LoC in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district. Indian Army retaliated befittingly. During the ceasefire violation, a soldier was martyred,'' reports Hindustan Times.

The army is yet to share the identity of the slain soldier.

India has repeatedly called on Pakistan to "respect" the 2003 ceasefire arrangement. However, Pakistani forces continue to violate ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC).

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