Srinagar: A trooper who was earlier injured in sniper fire in Mankore area along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu region has succumbed.
Army said that Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the line of control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati Sector in Poonch district. Indian army troops responded strongly to the Pakistan fire. In the incident, a trooper was critically injured.
Army said that bullet hit the chest of the trooper from 10 JAK Rifles. “He was airlifted to Udhampur Army Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The deceased forces personnel has been identified as Hawaldar Nirmal Singh.
Pertinently, a soldier identified as Ravindra was killed in Pakistan shelling in Nowshera Sector of Rajouri in the first week of this month. (KNT)