In the exchange of fire, Naik MahendraChemjung was grievously injured and succumbed to injuries,he added.
Chemjung, 35, belonged to Chilingdin in Nepal and is survived by his wife Nayan KalaChemjung and a son, the spokesman said.
"Chemjung was a brave and sinceresoldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for thesupreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," he added.
Yesterday, two minors werekilled and 12 civilians injured in cross-border shelling byPakistan along the LoC in Poonch district.
Five children were among the injured, the youngestbeing five-year-old Zobia Kousar, who was airlifted to ahospital in Jammu.
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