While the Indian Army celebrated Vijay Diwas, the 48th anniversary of the 1971 Indo-Pak war on Monday, two Indian soldiers were martyred during ceasefire violations by the Pakistan Army along the line of control near J&K. The ceasefire violation was attempted by the firing of small arms and shelling with mortars along the LOC began at 9.45 am on Monday.
Gurez sector ceasefire violation
The ceasefire took place in the Gurez sector, which is about 86 kilometers from Bandipore district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Hitting back, the Indian Army countered heavily. According to the sources, the martyred soldier has been recognized as Havildar Chougule Jotiba Ganpati.
An army official said, “Pakistan violated ceasefire in north Kashmir’s Gurez sector near Line of Control on Monday by firing small arms and mortar shells. The firing was retaliated by the security personnel deployed there. Two army soldiers lost their life.”
The Pakistan Army attempted to push a group of heavily armed infiltrators via Sunderbani late Monday evening. Notwithstanding, Indian troops, after marking suspicious movement along LoC in Laleali, Sunderbani sector countered strongly to prevent any infiltration attempt under the outfit of cover firing by the Pakistani Army.
According to reports, the Pakistan army initiated a ceasefire violation by firing small arms and shelling with mortars.
“Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Gurez sector today (Monday). Our troops retaliated to the violation of inadequate measure and effectively,” the official said.
“The Army salutes the supreme sacrifice of the brave soldier,” the official said.