An Indian Army jawan was killed in Pakistani firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir today. The Indian troops retaliated "strongly and effectively" to the Pakistani firing, an Army officer said.
In the firing, Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries, the officer said.
Sugra, aged 21, belonged to Sugri village of Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand. He leaves behind his parents
"Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra was a brave and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," the Army said.
On August 7, the Pakistani Army had violated the ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the LoC inBaba Khori belt of Naushera sector ofRajouri district.
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