JCO dies in Pak shelling, hailed from Amritsar

Tribune News Service

Jammu, August 30

A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was at present killed in recent shelling by Pakistan troops alongside the Line of Control (LoC) within the Nowshera sector of Rajouri district.

According to official sources, Pakistan resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation utilizing small arms at Khanger, Kalsian and Bhawani alongside the LoC.

“Our troops responded to the enemy fire. In the incident, a Naib Subedar was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries,” stated Lt Col Devender Anand, PRO (Defence), Jammu.

The deceased soldier was recognized as Naib Subedar Rajwinder Singh, a resident of Goindwal Sahib village in Amritsar’s Khadoor Sahib tehsil. He is survived by his spouse, a son and a daughter.

This is the eighth casualty because of shelling in Poonch and Rajouri over the previous three months.

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