Srinagar: An army personal was killed in Pakistan firing along the International border on Saturday in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The latest instance of ceasefire violation comes after four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, including an assistant commandant-rank officer, were killed in firing by Pakistani Rangers along the International Border in Samba district on June 13.
“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of mortars on routine Indian Army patrol, 700 metres inside Indian territory in Naushera sector along the Line of Control (LoC) this morning,” media reports said.
Following the firingbexchange a soldier Bikas Gurung a resident of Manipur was grievously injured and succumbed to injuries.
The unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan, is unethical, officials said adding that the Indian troops exercised maximum restraint in spite of grave provocation.
He added that the Army, however, has been forced to respond to the unprovoked firing and would give a befitting response at the time and place of its own choosing.
The Army also cancelled the exchange of sweets between the Pakistani Army and the Indian side on the occasion of Eid.