An Indian jawan was killed in a fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
According to PTI, Prakash Chander, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) belonging to the belonging to the Kumaon Regiment was killed during the firing in Uri sector of J&K.
JCO Chand was critically injured after Pakistan troops opened fire at Bhim Post near Kaman bridge on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Road, said a defence spokesman. Following the incident, the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service has been suspended for time being.
The spokesperson added that JOC Chander succumbed to injuries after being rushed to a nearby army medical facility. The matter has been reportedly taken up with Pakistan authorities.
The border violation happened a day after chief minister Omar Abdullah said, "After 12 days the border has finally fallen silent & people have been able to sleep at home without fear. Let's hope it stays this way now."
This year, at least seven Indian jawans have been killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops along the border. On Tuesday, one Border Security Force (BSF) personnel was killed and three others injured in a mortar attack by Pakistan Army at R S Pura, Arnia, Ramgarh and Akhnoor sectors.
The gun battle on the International Border between the two countries has been intensifying. Last week, Abdullah had warned Pakistan troops against their repeated ceasefire violations this year.
"Militancy in the state is not over. If they (Pakistan) attack us, we have to give a befitting reply. If they violate ceasefire then we won't respond with words, we will give an eye for an eye," Abdullah had said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had also expressed 'disappointment' with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif over the issue. Pakistan has indulged in more than 200 ceasefire violations this year.
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