Pak resorted to unprovoked artillery shelling on Nov 13: Army

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Mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC)
Mortar shelling along the Line of Control (LoC)

SRINAGAR — Pakistan Army resorted to “unprovoked artillery shelling” along the Line of Control in multiple sectors of north Kashmir couple of days back, Indian Army said on Sunday.

Defence Ministry spokesman based in Srinagar, Col Rajesh Kalia in a statement said that four soldiers were killed in Uri and Gurez sectors and Army held a ceremony at BB Cantt in which Lt Gen BS Raju, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks participated.

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Those killed include Havildar Hardhan Chandra Roy, Naik Satai Bhushan Rameshrao, Gunner Subodh Ghosh and Sepoy Jondhale Rushikesh Ramchandra.

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“On 13 November 2020, Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violations in multiple sectors of Kashmir. Late Havildar Hardhan Chandra Roy and Late Gunner Subodh Ghosh of the Regiment of Artillery were deployed in Uri sector while Late Naik Satai Bhushan Rameshrao and Late Sepoy Jondhale Rushikesh Ramchandra of the Maratha Light Infantary were deployed in Gurez sector,” he said.

He added, “In unprovoked artillery shelling by Pakistan Army, these (soldiers) received multiple splinter injuries. They were provided immediate medical aid and evacuated to nearest military medical facility but unfortunately (they) succumbed to their injuries.”

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Army also paid tributes to Sub-Inspector Rakesh Doval of Border Security Force who was killed in Naugam sector.

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