New Delhi, August 10: India summoned a Pakistan High Commission official yesterday and issued a demarche over the death of an Indian soldier in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Krishna Ghati Sector on Tuesday. The External Affairs Ministry called Pakistan Counsellor Tariq Karim over the incident.
“Our grave concern at the continuing incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Pakistan forces along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border (IB) was also shared. Despite repeated calls for restraint and call to adhere to the ceasefire understanding of 2003 for maintaining peace and tranquillity, Pakistan forces have carried out 301 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC this year so far,” the ministry added.
Notably, An Indian Army jawan was killed in the firing by Pakistan across the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. As per officials, "Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Krishnagati sector." The jawan, Sepoy Pawan Singh Sugra, 21, was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries. He was from Uttarakhand and is survived by his parents.