After DGMO talks, army jawan killed in Pakistan fire in Jammu and Kashmir

The deceased soldier was identified as Sepoy Deepak Jagannath Ghadge, 27, from Borgaon village in Satara district of Maharashtra.

Published: 09th March 2017 10:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2017 10:48 PM   |  A+A-

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SRINAGAR: Few hours after Indian and Pakistan army DGMOs spoke, Pakistani troops violated border ceasefire along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday and fired on Indian army posts, killing a soldier.

“Pakistani soldiers fired indiscriminately on army posts along the LoC in Poonch sector at about 2 pm,” defence spokesman in Jammu told Express.

He said the army men manning the posts effectively and appropriately returned the fire.

The spokesman said an army jawan was killed in the Pakistani troops firing.

The deceased soldier was identified as Sepoy Deepak Jagannath Ghadge, 27,from Borgaon village in Satara district of Maharashtra. He is survived by a wife, a 2-year-old son a year-old daughter, the spokesman said.

He said the casualties suffered by Pakistani troops in Indian army’s retaliatory firing could not be known.

The Pakistani troops firing took place few hours after DGMOs of two countries had spoken during which Indian army had convened concern over movement of militants along the LoC.

Last year, the situation along the LoC was very tense after Pakistani troops resorted to near daily firing on Indian army posts and civilian areas following surgical strikes on militant launch pads across LoC after September 18, 2016 deadly militant attack on army base in Uri in which 19 soldiers were killed.

The defence spokesman further said a jawan identified as Sepoy Balraj Singh, 24, posted in Daraba in Poonch sector in Jammu was found dead with gunshot wounds in his living quarters in the early hours today.

He said an inquiry into the matter has been instituted by the Army. The deceased soldier hails from Punjab and is survived by wife and daughter.  

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