An Indian Army soldier was on Sunday killed in heavy firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district.
The Pakistani soldiers violated the ceasefire and shelled forward areas and Indian posts with artillery and mortar bombs in the area.
On Thursday, an Army jawan was killed after Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and carried out heavy firing along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. The soldier, killed in the Pakistani firing, was identified as 24-year-old Rifleman Yash Paul, a resident of Mantalai village in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
On Monday night, Pakistan army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by resorting to shelling with mortar bombs and firing of small arms along the LoC in Akhnoor and Sunderbani sectors.
The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India’s air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp in Balakot, Pakistan, on February 26 in response to the February 14 Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
The year 2018 witnessed the highest number of ceasefire violations 2936 by Pakistani troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border.
Pakistan continues to violate the 2003 ceasefire agreement with India despite repeated calls for restraint and adherence to the pact during flag meetings between the two sides.