Jammu, Feb 9: The Pakistan Army fired mortar bombs at forward posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district for the second day on Sunday, a defence spokesperson said.
casualty was reported in the Pakistani firing, he said.
latest ‘ceasefire violation’ by the neighbouring nation took place in Balakot
and Mendhar sectors, prompting retaliation by the Indian Army, he said.
firing and intense mortar shelling from across the border in the two sectors
started at around 12.50 pm and was going on when last reports were received.
Saturday, an Indian soldier was killed and three others were injured in the
heavy firing and shelling in Degwar sector of Poonch district.
Rajeev Singh Shekhawat, 36, belonged to Rajasthan’s Jaipur district. He is
survived by his wife, Usha Shekhawat.
Army on Sunday paid tributes with full military honours to Naik Shekhawat.
officers paid last respects to the killed soldiers at a wreath-laying ceremony
organised at the Air force Station in Jammu, officials said.
Commanding-in-chief of Northern Command Lt Gen YK Joshi and General Officer
Commanding of the elite White Knight Corps Lt Gen Harsha Gupta also saluted the
soldier and conveyed condolences to the bereaved family.