An Army captain and three soldiers were killed in Pakistan shelling in the Poonch and BG sectors on Sunday. A soldier and two children, a boy and a girl, were also seriously injured as Pakistan troops also targeted the villages along the LOC.
The Army personnel killed have been identified as Capt Kapil Kundu, Rifleman Ram Avtar, Rifleman Shubam Singh and Havaldar Roshan Lal.
An Army spokesman said Pakistan troops initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing from 3.30 pm in BG sector along the Line of Control. Indian troops retaliated and heavy damage has been inflicted on Pakistani posts.
Indian Army also said that “heavy damage” was inflicted on Pakistan Army posts in retaliatory action.
“Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively and heavy damage has been inflicted on Pakistani Army posts,” said a defence statement.
“However, in the exchange of fire, one officer and three jawans were grievously injured and succumbed to their injuries…”
Captain Kapil Kundu, who would have celebrated his 23rd birthday on February 10, hailed from Haryana’s Gurugram, he is survived by his mother Sunita.
“Martyrdom of Indian Army soldiers will not go in vain. The unprovoked action by Pakistani Army will be given a befitting response,” the statement added.
(With IANS inputs)