Srinagar, December 24: Unfortunately, at least four army men were martyred on Saturday after shameless Pakistani Rangers resorted to ceasefire violation at the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Keri sector of Rajouri district.
Notably, four army men including a major and three soldiers were martyred and another was injured after Pakistani Rangers opened fire on an Indian Army patrol along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Keri sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir. However, soon after the attack took place, Indian forces retaliated on the Pakistani posts along the LoC strongly.
An army spokesperson said, "Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh and Sepoy Pargat Singh were grievously injured during the ceasefire violation and succumbed to injuries while two other personnel also sustained injuries and are under medical treatment."
He further informed that the incident started when Pakistani troops targeted the Army patrol at Brat Galla in Keri sector at around 12:15 pm in which the three soldiers were injured grievously. “Two other personnel also sustained injuries and are undergoing treatment,” the army spokesperson added.
The Army in the statement said, "Major Ambadas, Lance Naik Gurmail and Sepoy Pargat were brave and sincere soldiers."The nation will always remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty." The Indian Army’s Northern Command tweeted saying, “#ArmyCdrNC and all ranks salute the supreme sacrifice of our brave officer and soldiers & offer deepest condolences to the families @adgpi @PIB_India @SpokespersonMoD”.
Major Ambadas belonged to Bhandara district in Maharashtra and is survived by wife Avoli Moharkar, while Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, 34, belonged to Amritsar district in Punjab and is survived by wife Kuljit Kaur and a daughter. On the other side, Sepoy Pargat Singh belonged to Karnal district in Haryana and is survived by wife Ramanpreet Kaur and a son.