Soldier from Dhule martyred during ceasefire violation in Rajouri district

ST Correspondent
Saturday, 13 January 2018

Bhadane is survived by his wife Punam Yogesh. “Lance Naik Yogesh Muralidhar Bhadane was a brave and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” said the Army spokesperson.

PUNE: A soldier from Dhule was killed during a ceasefire violation by the Pakistani Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Saturday, the Army said. 

Lance Naik Yogesh Muralidhar Bhadane was injured during unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops and later succumbed to his wounds, an Army spokesperson said. 

The 28-year-old was from the village of Khalane in Dhule district. 

Bhadane is survived by his wife Punam Yogesh. “Lance Naik Yogesh Muralidhar Bhadane was a brave and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” said the Army spokesperson.

A head constable of the Border Security Force (BSF), RP Hazra, was killed purportedly during a ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajpura area on January 3. 

The security force had destroyed two mortar positions of Pakistani forces in retaliation. On January 5, the Army had reportedly retaliated to the firing of small arms and automatic weapons by the Pakistani side along the Line of Control in the Shahpur sector of Poonch.

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