JCO killed in Pak shelling at LoC in Jammu’s Rajouri
The incident took place a day after the security forces discovered a tunnel originating from Pakistan.Updated: Aug 30, 2020, 14:49 IST
A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was killed in Pakistani shelling along the LoC (Line of Control) in Nowshera sector of Jammu division’s Rajouri district on Sunday morning.
A defence official said that Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violation on Sunday morning using small arms at Kalsian, Khanger and Bhawani areas along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri.
“A JCO sustained injuries in Pak shelling in the Kalsian sector. He was immediately evacuated to an army hospital but he succumbed to his injuries,” said the official.
In the incident, Naib Subedar Rajwinder Singh was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries, said Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand.
“Naib Subedar Rajwinder Singh was a brave, highly motivated and a sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” said Colonel Anand.
The deceased soldier belonged to Goindwal Sahib village in Khadur Sahib Tehsil of Amritsar district in Punjab.
On Saturday, the BSF had detected a transborder tunnel that originated from Pakistan and stretched 150 meters into Samba sector of the union territory.
Since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 last year, Pakistan has been regularly pushing militants across and also opening heavy fire on the LoC and international border.