Pakistan denounced as 'terrorist state' after four Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir

3 Army soldiers killed at Keri along LoC

Pakistani troops opened fire on an Indian Army patrol, killing a Major and three soldiers, along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keri sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district today, officials said.

The Indian army named the dead officer as Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, while the injured soldiers as Lance Naik Gurmail Singh and Sepoy Pargat Singh of 16 Corps, Defence spokesperson Colonel NN Joshi confirmed.

"They [four slain Indian soldiers] were grievously hurt during the firing from Pakistani troops and later succumbed to their injuries", Indian Defence Ministry spokesman N N Joshi said. He also added that Indian troops were retaliating effectively.

According to Army sources, the cease fire violation took place around 12:15pm in Keri sector of the LoC in Rajouri, where a patrol party of the Indian Army was targeted by Pakistan Army.

"Initial reports say three soldiers were killed during (a) BAT operation", Vaid said, referring to the "Border Action Teams" that Indian officials say are made up of Pakistani troops and rebels and carry out cross-border attacks.

A spokesperson for the Pakistani army did not immediately react to this accusation.

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Sources said an injured army man later succumbed to injuries in the hospital, taking the death toll to four.

Hailing from Bhandara in Maharashtra, Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, 32, is survived by wife Avoli Moharkar. Lance Naik Gurmail Singh aged 34 years, belonged to District Amritsar, Punjab and is survived by his wife Smt kuljit Kaur and a daughter.

Sepoy Pargat, 30, belonged to Karnal, Haryana and is survived by wife Ms Ramanpreet Kaur and a son.

She conveyed her heartfelt sympathies to the families of slain soldiers.

Meanwhile, the figures presented in the Lok Sabha revealed that Pakistan has violated the ceasefire along the LoC in J&K 771 times till December 10 this year, and 110 times along the International Border (IB) till November-end.

The Deputy CM while expressing condolences with the bereaved families prayed for eternal peace to their departed souls.

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