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Army sepoy killed in ceasefire violation in Krishna Ghati

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 January 2018, 15:49 IST

A 23-year-old Sepoy was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan rangers in Jammu and Kashmir's Krishna Ghati sector along Line of Control (LoC) today.

Sepoy Mandeep Singh belonged to Alampur village in Punjab and is survived by his father Gurnaam Singh.

According to an official report, "The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms and automatics since morning 08:20 am. While the Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively."

"However, in the exchange of fire, Sepoy Mandeep Singh was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries. Mandeep Singh was a brave soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," statement added.

Meanwhile, one civilian was killed and a Border Security Force (BSF) paramilitary soldier was injured.

Saturday becomes the third consecutive day of shelling of civilian areas and border outposts (BoPs) in India by the Pakistan Rangers.

On Friday, at least 11 civilians were injured across Jammu and Kashmir in the various ceasefires firing from across the border.


First published: 20 January 2018, 15:49 IST