A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was on Sunday martyred as Pakistan violated the ceasefire along the LoC by firing at an Indian post in Naushera sector of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Defence officials told that Pakistan resorted to ceasefire violation early morning today and used small arms at Kalsiyan, Khanger, Bhawani areas along the LoC in Nowhshera sector of Rajouri. “A soldier sustained bullet injuries at Kalsiyan sector. He was immediately removed to the army facility, but he succumbed,” the defence official said.

He said that the slain soldier was posted on a forward post of Kalsiyan sector. The defence official said that Indian army was giving a befitting reply to the Pakistan side. This year so far 1790 CFV violations have been recorded along the LoC in J&K districts close to the LoC and International Border.

According to defence officials, Pakistani army have been frequently resorted to unprovoked CFV along the LoC post abrogation of Article 370 on August 5 last year.