Jammu- A soldier was killed as troops of India and Pakistan resorted to firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu region 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.
Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed grief over the loss of Havaldar Nirmal Singh in unprovoked sniper fire by Pakistani troops, an official spokesperson said.
“The Lt Governor prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family in its hour of grief,” he added.
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