Jammu and Kashmir: Two soldiers killed in Pakistan firing, says Army

Jammu and Kashmir: The ceasefire violation took place a day after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat chaired a high-level meeting with senior commanders at the 15 Corps headquarters, in the backdrop of the attack on Amarnath yatris on Monday night.

Written by Mir Ehsan | Srinagar | Updated: July 13, 2017 8:00 am
Jammu and kashmir, ceasefire violation, Pakistan ceasefire violation Jammu and Kashmir: The two soldiers who were killed, both from 3 JAK Rifles, were deployed in the area close to the Line of Control. (Source: ANI)

Two Army soldiers were killed in a ceasefire violation in Keran sector, in North Kashmir, on Wednesday afternoon. “At around 2:20 pm, there was a ceasefire violation in Keran sector in which two soldiers attained martyrdom,’’ said defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia. Officials said that in the afternoon, Pakistani forces started firing at Balbir post, manned by 3 JAK Rifles.

The two soldiers who were killed, both from 3 JAK Rifles, were deployed in the area close to the Line of Control. A PTI report quoted an Army officer as saying that a patrol party was ambushed and fired upon by the Pakistani troops, resulting in the deaths of two soldiers. Sources said that the exchange of fire was still going on at the zero line. “There is tension near Balbir and adjacent posts and intermittent firing still continues. We are alert,’’ said a senior Army officer.

The ceasefire violation took place a day after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat chaired a high-level meeting with senior commanders at the 15 Corps headquarters, in the backdrop of the attack on Amarnath yatris on Monday night. The Army Chief also reviewed the LoC situation at the meeting. and complimented the troops for foiling several infiltration attempts. On Monday, the Army claimed to have killed two infiltrators in the neighboring Nowgam sector in Kupwara district.

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    Priya Singh
    Jul 13, 2017 at 11:25 am
    Every second day, Indian soldiers get killed in the Border realm of CEASE FIRE VIOLATION. This is not first time GOVERNMENT fail to take the right kind of safety measure for the JAWANS. Please stop criticising PAKISTAN Indeed make our policy procedure strong give be ed answer to PAKISTAN. So they never dare to breech the LINE OF CONTROL AGREEMENT.
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      PakPowers
      Jul 13, 2017 at 12:32 pm
      Dont talk against Pakiatan because only with Pakistan help you will get Khalistan. Hindus treat you like a dog
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      Harminder Singh
      Jul 13, 2017 at 9:18 am
      Gutless politicians and daft public nos are meant to get you all riled cause there will be countless more to satiated the hunger of our blood thirsty politicians so that they can keep these issues on the boil for their selfish gimmicks and ruthless personal agendas
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        PakPowers
        Jul 13, 2017 at 12:34 pm
        Dont talk against Pakiatan because only with Pakistan help you will get Khalistan. Hindus treat you like a dog
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        RealRasool
        Jul 13, 2017 at 8:55 am
        Let us make the Porkistan of pigs bleed with million cuts. Lets destroy it for world peace.
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          PakPowers
          Jul 13, 2017 at 12:36 pm
          India is a terrorist state. they are funding afghanis to do attacks in pakistan and endian army spreading terrorism in kashmir.
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          Naveen Dubey
          Jul 13, 2017 at 8:47 am
          At least publish the name of the two brave hearts times of India. People who died for the nation are being just addressed as soldiers. How pity, how said, how shameful. Modiji learn some courage from Israel where u had great fun for 3 days. Teach these Pakistanis a lesson Mr modi and army. Jai Hind.
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