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Indian Army soldier injured in Pakistan shelling dies

Intense shelling and firing by Pakistan forces since January 17 have killed two personnel of the Border Security Force men, four army soldiers and seven civilians in Jammu and Kashmir.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2018 18:10 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Jammu, Hindustan Times
Indian Army,Indian Army soldier,Pakistan shelling
During the exchange of fire, Naik Jagadish sustained grievous splinter injuries on January 20. He was evacuated and provided intensive medical care but he succumbed to his injuries in the early hours on Wednesday. (HT)

A 34-year-old Indian Army soldier, who was injured in “unprovoked firing” by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati (KG) sector along the Line of Control on January 20, succumbed to his injuries in a hospital on Wednesday, an official said.

“During the exchange of fire, Naik Jagadish sustained grievous splinter injuries. He was immediately evacuated and provided intensive medical care in the Military Hospital,” the spokesperson of the Northern Command Colonel NN Joshi said.

However, despite all efforts, the soldier succumbed to his injuries in the early hours on Wednesday, he added.

Naik Jagadish belonged to Gandashu village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. He is survived by his wife Usha Devi and two young children.

“Naik Jagadish was a brave and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” Col Joshi added.

Intense shelling and firing by Pakistan forces since January 17 have killed two personnel of the Border Security Force men, four army soldiers and seven civilians in Jammu and Kashmir.

Firing from across the border has forced thousands of people to flee their homes and take shelter in rehabilitation camps or with their relatives.

First Published: Jan 24, 2018 13:23 IST