RAWALPINDI: Indian troops once again violated ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing at the Line of Control in Hot Spring and Jandrot sectors from 10 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, martyring a Pakistani soldier.
The Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate of the Pakistan Army said in a press release that Naik Ashraf embraced martyrdom at Kundi Post due to unprovoked Indian firing. Naik Ashraf is survived by a wife and three daughters, it added.
Tension between two nuclear-armed South Asian neighbors is escalating with the passage of each day and a brigade commander-level flag meeting between the two militaries too failed to stop violation of the ceasefire in the disputed Himalayan region of Jammu and Kashmir. Rather, the Indian Army resorted to firing within hours after the conclusion of the meeting.
Naik Ashraf is the third Pakistani soldier martyred in the Indian firing during the last couple of weeks while one Pakistani soldier has sustained injuries.