Since 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it a point to visit troops on Diwali. This time in Nowshera, he said that India must enhance its military capabilities in line with the changing world.
The blast has occurred at a time when the Poonch operation has entered a 2oth day in the region. Poonch and Rajouri districts fall in Pir Panchal region of Jammu.
The security forces had launched the search operation in the Rajouri’s forests following the presence of a militant group.
The soldier was manning a forward post in Kalsia village of Nowshera sector which came under unprovoked firing from across the border in the early hours, officials said.
The ceasefire violation started at Krishna Ghati Sector of Poonch district and Keri Sector of Rajouri district at around 11 am.
The exams of classes V, VI and VII that were scheduled for today also stand cancelled, said Rajouri's District Magistrate (DM). The fresh date of exams will be notified later.
Authorities in Rajouri district ordered closure of all schools within 5km area of Lam, Keri, Pusharni and Peer Dadaser villages as the heavy firing and shelling continued.
Head constable Ram Charan, posted with the 126th battalion, was on duty when he fatally shot himself in the neck at Sunderbani BSF headquarters
The incident comes a day after Pakistani Rangers killed four BSF personnel in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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