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Army jawan killed in Pak firing on LoC

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

An jawan was killed in Pakistani firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of today. The Indian troops retaliated "strongly and effectively" to the Pakistani firing, an Army officer said.

"Army initiated unprovoked firing on posts in Krishnagati sector at around 1450 hours today," the 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.

Yesterday, an Army jawan was injured in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the in the Uri sector of

On August 7, the Pakistani Army had violated the ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the inBaba Khori belt of Naushera sector ofRajouri district.

Till August 1, there had been 285 such violations by the Army while in 2016, the number was significantly less at 228 for the entire year, according to figures of the

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First Published: Tue, August 08 2017. 21:13 IST