J-K: Army jawan killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

Pointing out that the Pakistani fire came around 2.50 pm, an army spokesperson said that Indian army retaliated strongly and effectively. In the exchange of fire, Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra was grievously injured.

By: Express News Service | Jammu | Updated: August 8, 2017 9:59 pm
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An Army jawan was killed as Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing on forward Indian positions in Krishna Ghati sector on Tuesday afternoon.

Pointing out that the Pakistani fire came around 2.50 pm, an army spokesperson said that Indian army retaliated strongly and effectively. In the exchange of fire, Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra was grievously injured. Later, he succumbed to his injuries.

Twenty one-year-old Pawan Singh hailed from village Sugri, post office Chaurpal in Gangolohat tehsil of Pithoragar district in Uttarakhand. He is survived by his parents, the spokesperson said, adding that he was a brave and sincere soldier and the nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty.

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    vatsal
    Aug 9, 2017 at 2:32 pm
    Condolences on the martyrdom of a young brave. Though context is different it good to known that Article 370/ Article 35A are under scrutiny of Supreme Court. If the bottlenecks created during "Nehruvian era" and perpetuated by the progeny of Nehru go to the place they deserve, we would be able to see lesser causalities in our Army. Let it happen soon. Sooner the better.
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      ashoks
      Aug 9, 2017 at 6:19 am
      May deep sense of tegret to the drparted soul .If at one place one is laying down the lifife another person who has helped many to earn crores is fighting for hi RS seat from Gujarat.
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        Shweta
        Aug 9, 2017 at 1:29 am
        Army Jawans are not killed they attain Martyrdom. What's up with Indian Express' language and the sheer disrespect to the life lost.
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          Vns
          Aug 9, 2017 at 1:14 am
          so sad that a brave son of India has given up his life to protect the mother land. My salute to you son of India
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            S. Gowrishankar,
            Aug 9, 2017 at 1:12 am
            Blast the Pakistani army off. What are you waiting for???
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