Major, 3 jawans martyred as Pak Army provokes India with firing

Aaron Brown
December 24, 2017

The incident took place in the afternoon, when the Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire and fired indiscriminately on the Indian Army posts along the LoC in the Keri battalion area of Rajouri sector in the Jammu division.

Vaid added that an officer was among the dead, and another soldier was injured.

In a strongly worded press statement, the Indian Army warned Pakistan saying martyrdom of Indian soldiers will not go in vain.

Official sources told The Pioneer, "A Major and three soldiers first received grievous injuries due to mine blast and simultaneously Indian troops were targeted by the Pakistan Army from their forward posts".

Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas aged 32 years, belonged to District Bhandara, Maharashtra and is survived by his wife Avoli Moharkar.

Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas and three jawans were injured in the attack seriously who later succumbed to injuries.

Asked whether any damage was caused to the Pakistani side in the retaliatory firing by army, Joshi said, "We don't know the damage caused to the other side".

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Pakistan and India have a long history of bitter relations over the Himalayan territory of Kashmir, which is claimed by both in its entirety.

The skirmishes have led to killings of soldiers as well as civilians.

According to information given to Parliament by the government, 771 ceasefire violations were reported on the LoC up to December 10 this year and 110 on the International Border till November 30.

Defence sources, however, said four Army personnel were killed in the "unprovoked" firing.

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh paid tributes to the slain soldiers.

At least a dozen people including civilians and soldiers have been killed in almost 300 incidents of ceasefire violations along the border in 2017 so far.

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