Army jawan killed in Pakistan firing on LoC

He said that the injured soldier was shifted to an Army base hospital in Srinagar where his condition is stated to be stable.

Pakistan summoned India's Deputy High Commission J P Singh on Tuesday over ceasefire violation along the Line of Control, in which a woman was killed.

"The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and global human rights and humanitarian laws", the Director General at the South Asian Desk in the Foreign Ministry Mohammad Faisal told Indian Deputy High Commissioner J.P. Singh.

According to a statement issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Indian security forces reportedly opened violated the ceasefire in the Nakyal and Khuiratta sectors of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). He also urged Indian government to instruct its troops to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC. On Monday, the Pakistani Army had also targeted forward posts on the Indian side at Baba Khori area in Rajouri district's Naushera sector. The number of ceasefire violation by Pakistan in 2016 was 228, the army said. However, Islamabad rejected the charges and suggested an independent investigation.


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