Srinagar | A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was killed when Pakistani troops violated ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing targeting forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Naugam sector in the frontier district of Kupwara this afternoon.
The ceasefire violation by Pakistani tropps, this time in Kashmir, came two days after National Security Advisor (NSA) level between India and Pakistan could not be held after Pakistan deviated from Ufa declaration agreed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif.
A Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel N N Joshi told UNI that Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian forward positions this afternoon on LoC in Naugam sector in Kupwara.
He said Indian troops retaliated appropriately and the exchange of fire continued for some time.
Guns are silent now, he said, adding a JCO was critically wounded. The injured died before he could be shifted to hospital, he said, adding casualty suffered from other side of the LoC was not known.
India and Pakistan have entered into a ceasefire in 2003 on LoC and International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir. However, Pakistan has been violating ceasefire, particularly in Jammu.
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