Soldier from Himachal killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J-K’s Poonch
Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Balakot sector of Mendhar sub-division of the district, they added.Updated: Aug 01, 2020 13:37 IST
An Indian Army soldier was killed on Friday night after Pakistan violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said on Saturday.
According to officials, 24-year-old Sepoy Rohin Kumar was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries as Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Balakot sector of Mendhar sub-division.
“Pakistan Army resorted to an unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri Sector (J&K). Own troops responded strongly to the enemy fire,” Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said in a release.
“Sep Rohin Kumar was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” Anand added.
Kumar was a resident of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh, officials said.