Army Jawan martyred in Pak firing in Poonch; LG pays tributes



JAMMU: An Army jawan was martyred when Pakistan violated the ceasefire and resorted to firing on forward positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district on Thursday, officials said.
The Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch, the officials said.
The Indian Army responded to the enemy fire in a befitting manner, they added.
Havaldar Nirmal Singh of the 10 JAK Rifles unit of the Army was critically injured in the firing and subsequently succumbed to his injuries, the officials said.
Singh was a brave, highly-motivated and sincere soldier, a defence spokesperson said, adding that the nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha has paid tributes to Army soldier Havaldar Nirmal Singh who was martyred in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LOC) in Poonch district. He said the nation was eternally indebted to the soldier for his supreme sacrifice. Lt Governor prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family.


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