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Army personnel martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan along LoC

Army personnel martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan along LoC

Pakistani soldiers fired along the highly militarised border and targeted Indian posts in the Rajouri sector, violating the 2003 ceasefire accord, the Indian army said in a statement on Saturday (23 December).

The casualties took place when Pakistani troops opened fire at the Indian Army patrol in Keri sector.

The soldiers belonged to 2 Sikh Regment under 120 Infantry Brigade Battalion.

The deceased have been identified as Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, Launce Naik Gurmail Singh and sepoy Pargat Singh.

Four army soldier, including a major, who were on patrolling duty, were killed in Pakistani shelling as Indian army strongly retaliated resulting in exchanges which were going on intermittently till evening, they said.

Defence spokesman in Jammu said, "An officer and three jawans were martyred as the Pakistan Army indulged in unprovoked ceasefire violation".

Five soldiers including a Major suffered injuries and evacuated to military hospital. Two other personnel also sustained injuries and are under medical treatment.

Officials said maj Ambadas, 32, was from Bhandara district of Maharashtra and is survived by his wife Avoli. Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, aged 34 years, belonged to Amritsar, and is survived by his wife Kuljit Kaur and a daughter.

Asked whether any damage was caused to the Pakistani side in the retaliatory firing by army, Joshi said, "We don't know the damage caused to the other side".

India and Pakistan have a long history of bitter relations over the Himalayan territory of Kashmir, which is claimed by both in its entirety.

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh paid tributes to the slain soldiers.

A total of 30 people - 12 civilians, 14 Army personnel and four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel - were killed in these ceasefire violations.

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