Pak opens fire along LoC; 4 Indian Army soldiers killed
One Major and three soldiers of the Indian Army were killed as the Pakistani Army, in yet another ceasefire violation, opened fire on the Line of Control in Keri sector of Jammu & Kashmir's Rajouri district. Pakistan Army fired on Indian Army posts killing the four soldiers, including a Major and three Lance Naiks of 120 Infantry Brigade, and injuring two others. Here's more!
Four soldiers succumb to injuries; two undergoing treatment
Defense Spokesman at Northern Command HQ, Colonel NN Joshi, stated: "Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, Lance Naik Kuldeep Singh and Sepoy Pargat Singh were grievously injured in firing and...succumbed to their injuries. Two other personnel who have sustained injuries are undergoing treatment."
Indian Army silences Pakistan; avenges killings of brave soldiers
Colonel Joshi said the Indian Army retaliated "strongly and effectively" on the Pak Army to avenge the brutal killings. He added: "Our soldiers' martyrdom will not go in vain. The nation will always remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty." The ceasefire violation by Pakistan came at a time when Jammu & Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti was in Rajouri.
BJP MLA warns of another surgical strike?
BJP MLA from J&K's Nowshera, Ravinder Raina, stated: "It is a cowardly act by Pakistan. Bad days are in store for Pakistan. Blood of our jawans will not go in vain. Pakistan will have to pay a heavy price for it."
They were brave and sincere soldiers: Colonel Joshi
Among the martyred soldiers, Major Moharkar Ambadas hailed from Maharashtra's Bhandara. The 32-year-old is survived by his wife, Avoli Moharkar. The 34-year-old Lance Naik Gurmail Singh of Punjab's Amritsar is survived by his wife Kuljir Kaur and one daughter. Sepoy Pargat Singh is survived by his wife Ramanpreet Kaur and one son. The 30-year-old hailed from Haryana's Karnal district.