An Army jawan was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera sector on Friday, reported news agency ANI. Pakistani forces along the LoC started unprovoke firing at around 5:50 am. Indian security forces retaliated strongly to the Pakistani agression.
Army Naik Subash Thapa sustained serious injuries in the Pakistani firing. Thapa was taken to Command Hospital in Udhampur where he succumbed to injuries during the treatment.
The unprovoked firing from across the border has risen manyfold after India's decision to revoke Article 370, a constitutional provision that had given a significant autonomy to the state of Jammu and Kashmir for decades. Pakistan has been opposing India's "unilateral move" and downgraded its diplomatic ties with New Delhi in protest.
India, however, asked Pakistan to move on and accept the reality that Kashmir is its integral part and no force in the world can take that from it.
Earlier on October 6, Pakistan had targeted forward posts and villages along the International border (IB) and the Line of Control (LoC) in three districts of Jammu and Kashmir. However, there was no report of any casualty in the Pakistani firing which took place along the IB in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district, along the LoC in Digwar area of Poonch district and Nowshera and Laam in Rajouri district.
This year, according to officials, Pakistan has violated the ceasefire along the LoC over 2,000 times, leaving 21 Indians dead and scores injured. India has repeatedly called upon Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to the 2003 ceasefire agreement between the two countries to maintain peace along the LoC and the International Border.