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Poonch (NVI): An army jawan was killed in a sniper firing by the Pakistani army at a forward post along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mankote area of Poonch district of Jammu, defence officials said.
“Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation on the line of control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati Sector in Poonch district (J&K) on 21 Jan 2021. Indian Army troops responded strongly to the enemy fire. In the incident, Hav Nirmal Singh of 10 JAK RIF was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries,” the Defence Wing of PIB said in a statement.
The sniper bullet hit the chest of Hav Nirmal Singh of 10 JAK Rifles. He was airlifted to Udhampur Army Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
“Hav Nirmal Singh was a brave, highly motivated and a sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” the Army said in a statement.
Earlier, a soldier identified as Ravindra was killed in Pakistan shelling in Nowshera Sector of Rajouri in the first week of this month.