Jammu: An Indian Army man was killed on Saturday in firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops in Rajouri sector of Line of Control (LoC), the defence spokesman said here.
Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer, 35, a native of the border district of Poonch in J&K, was hit during the firing and shelling by Pakistani troops on Indian forward posts, the spokesman said.
“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked firing on Indian Army posts in Rajouri sector at around 1330 hours today. Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively,” he said. “In the fire exchange, Lance Naik Mohammed Naseer was grievously injured and succumbed to his injuries.”
Naseer, who belonged to Ajout village of Poonch district, has left behind a wife and no children, the spokesman said.
Paying tributes to Naseer, the spokesman said he was a brave and sincere soldier who loved his job. “The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” the spokesman said.