Jammu, Dec 23: Four Indian Army soldiers, including a Major, were killed on Saturday in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan Army on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu’s Rajouri district, officials said.
They said the ceasefire violation took place around 12.15 pm in Keri sector of the LoC in Rajouri, where a patrol party of the Indian Army was targeted by Pakistan Army. The soldiers killed were all in their early 30s.
The officer killed has been identified as 32-year-old Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas of 120 Infantry Brigade, who hailed from Bhandara district of Maharashtra. He is survived by his wife Avoli Moharkar.
Other soldiers killed were 34-year-old Lance Naik Gurmail Singh from Amritsar, Punjab, who is survived by his wife Kuljit Kaur and a daughter, and 30 year-old Sepoy Pargat Singh of Karnal, Haryana who is survived by his wife Ramanpreet Kaur and a son.
Another soldier, who was grievously injured, later succumbed to his injuries, police said, taking the toll to four.