An Indian soldier on Monday succumbed to his injuries sustained during cross-border firing by Pakistani troops in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Three other soldier were also injured in the firing on Sunday night.
“The firing is being responded to and will be responded to appropriately”, the Northern Command of Indian Army said in a tweet.
Rai Singh, a BSF head constable, succumbed to the injuries he suffered on Sunday night after “Pakistani army resorted to heavy cross-border firing in the Rajouri sector”, according to an army officer.
This comes a day after a Border Security Force jawan and a civilian were injured in cross-border firing in the region. Two houses were also damaged when the Pakistani Army targeted Indian Army posts and civilian areas in Nowshera and Sunderbani sectors of Rajouri.
The Indian Army on November 17 denied Pakistan’s claim that 11 Indian soldiers had been killed along the Line of Control on November 14, the same day Islamabad had alleged that seven Pakistani soldiers had died in cross-border firing.
This was the first time that Pakistan had admitted to casualties on its side. In September, the country had rebuffed claims of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army along the LoC as “cross-border firing”.