There have been more than 100 ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) in the state over the past few weeks. The cross-border conflict has heightened after terrorists attacked the Uri camp in Jammu and Kashmir following which India conducted the surgical strikes on September 29 destroying terror launchpads along the LoC.
Here is a list of Indian soldiers who have been martyred in various incidents since the Uri attacks:
November 22: Three soldiers were killed in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir’s Machhal area on Tuesday. The body of one of the soldiers was mutilated.
November 21: BSF head constable Rai Singh was killed and others were wounded when Pakistani troops fired mortar shells on forward Indian positions at Tarkundi in Rajouri district.
November 9: A soldier was killed in north Kashmir’s Machil sector when Pakistani snipers attacked Army posts on the LoC. Another Indian soldier, who was injured in shelling by Pakistani troops in Nowshera sector, succumbed to his injuries
November 8: Naik Pritam Singh was killed and another injured as Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling at various places along the LoC in Nowshera, Balakote and Mankote areas of Rajouri and Poonch districts.
November 6: Sepoy Gursewak Singh of 22 Sikh and Naik Tukpare Rajendra Narayan of 22 Maratha Light Infantry were killed and four others injured as Pakistan resorted to heavy shelling on at least six locations of Poonch amid two infiltration bids from across the LoC.
October 31: An army jawan and a woman were killed on Monday afternoon as Pakistani troops resorted to heavy mortar shelling along LoC in Rajouri and Mendhar sectors, Jammu-Kashmir.
October 28: Mandeep Singh Rawat was killed and his body mutilated by terrorists in Machhil sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
October 28: Nitin Subash Koli, a 28-year-old BSF constable, died in an accidental explosion while retaliating to ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Machil sector in Kashmir.
October 28: Sandeep Singh Rawat died after he sustained bullet injuries foiling an infiltration bid by terrorists near the LoC in Tangdhar.
October 27: BSF head constable Jitendra Singh was killed at RS Pura Sector of Jammu and Kashmir in shelling from the Pakistani side. He was from Bihar.
October 24: Head constable Sushil Kumar of Pahova in Kurukshetra district of Haryana died in Pakistani mortar shelling in R S Pura sector.
October 22: BSF jawan Gurnam Singh, who was injured in cross-border fire in the Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, later succumbed to injuries.
October 16: Sudesh Kumar of 6 Rajput Regiment was killed in sniper firing on the LoC in Tarkundi area of Rajouri.