A group of four Pakistani Army personnel crossed the Line of Control and fired at an Indian Army post, martyred one Indian soldier on Thursday night in the Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch, Jammu, and Kashmir.
The Pakistani Army group was detected by the Indian Army as they were moving close to the Line of Control. Sources said it was probably an infiltration attempt where the Pakistan Army was pushing in terrorists.
“Since they were detected they could not push in the terrorists and started firing. We retaliated. It’s not clear whether the Pakistan Army faced any casualty,” said a source.
Sources described the firing as a standoff situation as the Pakistan Army was meters away from the Indian post.
At around 7 pm on Thursday, Pakistan indulged in an unprovoked ceasefire violation and later a small group moved towards the Line of Control, sources said.
The exchange of fire continued till midnight.
On Friday morning there was again small arms firing and shelling from the Pakistani side in the Krishna Ghati sector, and with the Indian army retaliating, things were tense.
“Pakistan Army violated ceasefire accompanied by suspicious movement of Pakistan Army abetted terrorists in Krishna Ghati Sector in District Poonch. Observing suspicious movement, effective engagement of terrorists and Pakistan posts was carried out by own alert troops”, said a Ministry of Defence statement.
In the ensuing exchange of fire, Sepoy Rahul Bhairu Sulagekar suffered gunshot wounds and was evacuated to the nearest medical aid center, where he was provided medical aid and resuscitation. However, he succumbed to his injuries.
Sepoy Rahul Bhairu Sulagekar, 21, was from Belagavi in Karnataka. He is survived by his mother, Geeta.
Source: India Today