Soldier killed in unprovoked firing by Pakistan in Nowshera sector

In the exchange, Naik Bakhtawar Singh was grievously injured and later succumbed to his injuries when he was being taken to the Military Hospital

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:June 16, 2017 3:13 pm
kashmir firing, nowshera firing, soldier killed, pakistan firing, nowshera news, kashmir news, latest news, indian express The incident happened at 5:15 am with the Indian Army retaliating to the firing as well. (Source: Google Maps)

Pakistan Army on Friday initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Naoshera sector. The incident happened at 5:15 am with the Indian Army retaliating to the firing as well.

In the exchange, 34-year-old Naik Bakhtawar Singh was grievously injured and later succumbed to his injuries when he was being taken to the Military Hospital.

Naik Bakhtawar Singh belonged to Hajipur village in Punjab and is survived by his wife Jasbir Kaur and three children.

The wreath laying ceremony will be held on Saturday at Rajouri. The slain soldier’s body will then be transported to his village where he will be laid to rest with full military honours.

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    Raj Parwani
    Jun 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm
    We are loosing poor soldiers every day, our government is just giving rhetoric or awarding medals and the poor family is left without a father forever. This bloodbath will stop when our government will realize that sooner or later it has to come on the negotiating table, Kashmir is a dispute and it has to be resolved on table, now it's up to us to come to table now or waste few hundred thousand more precious lives before realising that problem will not go away on it's own.
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      vijay
      Jun 16, 2017 at 8:52 pm
      Please stop this shameless advocacy in favour of Pakistan if you are a true Indian.Pakistan from 1947 has shown ample proof that even if it was defeated and brought to tables e.g as in 1972 Shimla agreement, it never honours its own commitments!Kashmir was, is and should remain a part of India.
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        Ashish Moulik
        Jun 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm
        After 60yrs of experiment, still we should rewrite the same failed script,to sacrifice further valuable army. Who life is important for our country,think
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        Rajesh
        Jun 16, 2017 at 5:12 pm
        Even after successful surgical strike as claimed by the government, we are still counting the bodies of our brave soldiers routinely. How many more? When this blood bath will stop?
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