Published On: Fri, Dec 21st, 2018

Two Army officers martyred in Pakistan sniper fire, India retaliates strongly

Srinagar: Two Junior Commissioned officers (JCOs) of the Indian Army were martyred on Friday as Pakistani troops resorted to sniper fire, violating the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A JCO was martyred in a sniper fire while another JCO, Subedar Raman Thapa succumbed to injuries later

According to reports, the Pakistan army resorted to an unprovoked ceasefire violation in Jumgund area of Keran sector in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district around noon.

Defence sources said that a JCO was martyred in a sniper fire while another JCO, Subedar Raman Thapa succumbed to injuries later at army’s Drugmulla hospital.

The Army responding strongly and adequately to the unprovoked aggression by the Pakistani troops, said sources.

The latest incident of ceasefire violation took place a day after Lt General Ranbir Singh, the Northern Army Commander, advised troops deployed on forwards positions on the Line of Control to ensure the safety of people living along the border during ceasefire violation by Pakistan and also effectively prevent infiltration by terrorists.

Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said in winter capital Jammu that Lt General Ranbir Singh was accompanied by White Knights Corps Commander, Lt General Paramjit Singh.

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