An Army soldier was killed on Thursday when Pakistan violated the ceasefire and resorted to firing on forward positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
According to the officials, the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing along the LoC in the Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch.
The Indian Army responded to the enemy fire in a befitting manner, they added.
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Havaldar Nirmal Singh of the 10 JAK Rifles unit of the Army was critically injured in the firing and subsequently succumbed to his injuries, the officials said.
Singh was a brave, highly-motivated and sincere soldier, a defence spokesperson said, adding that the nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty.