Armyman killed, 4 injured in Pak firing along LoC in J-K''s Poonch

JAMMU: Shelling by Pakistani troops at Poonch’s Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control killed one soldier, the Army said in a statement on Tuesday.

Armyman killed, 4 injured in Pak firing along LoC in J-K''s Poonch

Naik Ravi Ranjan Kumar Singh.

monicakchauhan@gmail.com

 

Ranjit Thakur
Jammu, August 20

Shelling by Pakistani troops at Poonch’s Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control killed one soldier, the Army said in a statement on Tuesday.

A Defence spokesperson said that Pakistani troops shelled the Indian post using small arms and mortars at around 11 am. The firing, the defence spokesperson said, was unprovoked.

 “Naik Ravi Ranjan Kumar Singh (36) of village Gope Bigha, Tehsil Dehrionson (Bihar) attained martyrdom in Mendhar sector in exchange of fire who is survived by his wife, Rita Devi.” defence spokesperson said. “Indian Army responded strongly and effectively to Pakistani shelling resulted in heavy damage to Pakistan Army posts and casualties to Pakistan soldiers have been inflicted by own troops.”

This comes two days after another soldier was killed in similar shelling at Rajouri.

The relationship between the two nations has been fraught with increased tension since the Pulwama militant attack that killed 40 paramilitary troopers in India and the Indian Air Force’s subsequent airstrikes in Pakistan’s Balakot, and India’s recent decision to do away with Articles 370 and 35-A has added to this strain.  India maintains that the decision was an "internal matter", but Pakistan condemned it.

Pakistan has since downgraded its trade and diplomatic ties with India, and suspended train and bus services that plied between the two countries.

Top Stories

Jamnagar man found infected with Omicron variant of coronavirus after returning from Zimbabwe

Covid-19: India's 4th Omicron case detected in Maharashtra

33-year-old man from Kalyan Dombivli municipal area near Mum...

Samyukta Kisan Morcha meeting underway to decide future course of agitation

Farmers’ protest: SKM forms 5-member panel for talks with govt, wants written assurance on pending demands

Balbir Singh Rajewal, Ashok Dhawle, Shiv Kumar Kakka, Gurnam...

Himachal Pradesh becomes first fully Covid-19 vaccinated state: Govt

Himachal Pradesh becomes first fully Covid-19 vaccinated state: Govt

As many as 53,86,393 eligible adults have been administered ...

BJP in talks with Capt Amarinder, Sukhdev Dhindsa for alliance in Punjab: Amit Shah

BJP in talks with Capt Amarinder, Sukhdev Dhindsa for alliance in Punjab: Amit Shah

Assembly elections in Punjab and Uttar Pradesh will be held ...

Veteran journalist Vinod Dua dies at 67

Veteran journalist Vinod Dua dies at 67

Dua was a Hindi broadcast journalism pioneer with stints in ...

Cities

View All