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SRINAGAR: Pakistan on Monday twice violated ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing and shelling on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K’s Rajouri district, two days after a soldier lost his life in a similar breach of truce, a defence spokesperson said.
In the past two weeks, three Indian soldiers have died in cross-border skirmishes. Sepoy Lungambui Abonmei (29) was killed in Kerni sector of Poonch on June 13, Naik Gurcharan Singh (28) lost his life in Pak firing in Manjakote sector of Rajouri on June 10 while Hav Mathiazhagan P (40) was killed in Sunderbani sector during a similar ceasefire violation by Pakistan on June 4.
Jammu-based defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said, “Around 2.30pm, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with small arms and shelling mortars along the LoC in Rajouri’s Sunderbani sector.” Lt Col Anand said that the Indian Army retaliated befittingly.
“Again around 7pm, Pakistan violated ceasefire along the LoC in Rajouri’s Nowshera sector. The cross-border fire exchange stopped around 8.15pm,” the spokesperson added.
There has been a spurt in Pakistani shelling along the LoC this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Pertinently, three soldier deaths have taken place in these frequent ceasefire violations in different sectors of Rajouri and Poonch districts since June 4.