Firing along LoC: Two soldiers killed in north Kashmir from Maharashtra

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    Firing along LoC: Two soldiers killed in north Kashmir from Maharashtra

    By: Express News Service|Mumbai |

    November 15, 2020 12: 19: 52 am






    ( Far left) Sepoy Rushikesh Ramchandra Jondhale and Naik Bhushan Rameshrao Satai.

    Two of the four soldiers killed along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir on Friday came from Maharashtra. In a tweet, the Chinar Corps of the Indian Army said, #ChinarCorps salutes the valour & sacrifice of Hav Hardhan Chandra Roy, Nk S B Rameshrao, Gnr Subodh Ghosh & Sep J Rushikesh Ramchadra, who made #SupremeSacrifice in Unprovoked CFV by #Pakistan at Gurez and Uri Sector on 13 Nov20 Deepest acknowledgements to the bereaved households

    Of the 4 soldiers, Sepoy Rushikesh Ramchandra Jondhale from Bahirewadi in Kolhapur and Naik Bhushan Rameshrao Satai from Katol in Nagpur district were killed in the Gurez sector and the other two were eliminated in the Uri sector, a statement by the Army said. Both the Armymen from Maharashtra came from the Maratha Light Infantry while the 2 others, Roy and Ghosh, came from the Regiment of Weapons.

    In an escalation of hostilities along the LoC on Friday, 4 soldiers, a BSF jawan and a minimum of 4 civilians, consisting of a seven-year-old young boy, died in unprovoked ceasefire offense by Pakistan, authorities stated. At least six to 8 Pakistani soldiers were killed in vindictive fire, sources stated.

    The Army said in a declaration released Friday that Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations along the LoC spread across numerous sectors to consist of Dawar, Keran, Uri and Naugam, and used mortars and other weapons. Pakistan intentionally targeted civilian locations, it stated.

    The Indian Army that verified the identities of the killed soldiers on Saturday had actually stated a day earlier that while 3 of them died in the shooting, a 4th succumbed to injuries later on.

    On Friday, the BSF stated in a declaration: SI Rakesh Doval of BSF Arty Routine deployed along LoC in Baramulla, Kashmir put down his life in line of duty while Pak forces resorted to ceasefire infraction. DG BSF and all ranks of BSF salute his supreme sacrifice in service of the nation.

    Uri Sub-Divisional Cops Officer, Junaid Wali, had informed The Indian Express on Friday that the civilian victims consist of two males, a lady and a kid. They have actually been determined as Afrar Ahmad Jinder (7) from Gohallan, Toib Ahmad Mir (36) from Sultandaki, Farooqa Begum (35) from Balkote and Irshad Ahmad Gangyal (48) from Kamalkote.

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