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Army Jawan martyred after Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC

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Army Jawan martyred after Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC
17 August, 2019
An army jawan lost his life after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire Saturday by resorting to mortar shelling and firing small arms on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district. The soldier has been identified as Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa, 35, a resident of Dehradun.

A defence ministry spokesperson Lt Colonel Devender Anand said Pakistan initiated the ceasefire violation around 6.30 am. The Indian army was “retaliating befittingly“, he added.

Dehradun-based Thapa joined the Indian Army 15 years ago. The 35-year old sustained fatal injuries during the ceasefire violation.

The latest ceasefire violation comes two days after Pakistan claimed that its four soldiers were killed in firing by Indian troops on their posts along the LoC.

Last month, two Army personnel and a 10-day-old baby were killed and several civilians injured in heavy Pakistani shelling and firing in the twin districts of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region. 

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