Nagrota, Apr 10: Two soldiers were killed as Pakistani army violated ceasefire in Sunderbani sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening.
“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 17:15 hours (5.15 PM) in Sunderbani sector along the Line of Control (LoC). Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively,” defense spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said.
“However, in the exchange of fire, Rifleman Vinod Singh and Rifleman Jaki Sharma were grievously injured and succumbed to their injuries,” the spokesman added.
Rifleman Vinod Singh, 24, belonged to Village Danapur, in Jourian of Akhnoor in Jammu district and is survived by his father Ajit Singh.
Rifleman Jaki Sharma, 30, belonged to Village Sanhail, in Hiranagar tehsil of Kathua district and is survived by his wife, Rajni Devi.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has paid rich tributes to these the two soldiers.
The Chief Minister conveyed her sympathies to the bereaved families. (CNS)