Srinagar: An Army jawan on Monday lost his life in a cross-border firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati Sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. The Army soldier has been identified as Lance Naik Antony Sebastian KM.
The ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Rangers has also left another Army soldier injured.
At about 5.15 pm on Monday, Pakistan Army resorted to an unprovoked ceasefire violation in Krishna Ghati Sector (Mendhar) on the Line of Control (LoC), resulting in the death of a soldier and injuring another, a defence spokesperson said.
Lance Naik Antony Sebastian KM was critically injured and succumbed to gunshot injuries.
Havildar Mari Muthu D was critically injured in the firing, he said, adding that immediate resuscitation and medical aid was provided to the soldier and has been evacuated to Military Hospital, Poonch.
34-year-old Lance Naik Antony Sebastian KM belonged to Manakunnam village in Kerala and is survived by his wife.
The number of ceasefire violations this year by Pakistan has been the highest in the past eight years.
The first seven months of this year saw 52 deaths and 232 people getting injured in 1,435 ceasefire violations in the state, according to an RTI reply by the Home Ministry.