Soldier from Rajasthan martyred in Pakistani firing in Poonch

POONCH, Feb 9 (Agencies): The soldier martyred on Saturday night in firing by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in Degwar sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir has been identified as Naik Rajeev Singh Shekhawat of Rajasthan, the army said Sunday.
Three other soldiers were injured when the Pakistani army violated the ceasefire and used small arms, mortars and artillery guns. Indian troops had returned the fire. “In the exchange of fire, Naik Rajeev Singh Shekhawat attained martyrdom,” Defence PRO Lt Col Devender Anand said. Shekhawat (36) hailed from Luhakna Khurd village in Rajasthan’s Jaipur District.
He is survived by his wife, Usha Shekhawat. “Naik Rajeev Singh Shekhawat was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The Nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” Col Anand said.

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