JAMMU/AMRITSAR: A junior commissioned officer (JCO) was killed on Sunday as Pakistan troops violated ceasefire by initiating unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in J&Ks Rajouri district. He is the seventh soldier to have lost his life in cross-border firing since June.
Naib Subedar Rajwinder Singh (40) of Sikh Light Infantry Regiment was critically injured after Pakistan breached the truce early on Sunday, resorting to small arms firing at Kalsiyan, Khanger and Bhawani areas along the LoC in Nowshera sector. He later succumbed.
Rajwinder Singh belonged to the historic village of Goindwal Sahib in Tarn Taran district and is survived by wife Manpreet Kaur (38) and three children aged 16, 15 and 10 years. He had joined the Army in 2008.
His father Jagir Singh, who too was a soldier in the Indian Army, died about two years ago. His brother, Sukhwinder Singh, too, had served in the Army but died in a road accident in 2009.
According to a family member, Rajwinder Singh last spoke to his wife around 4pm on Saturday. He had spent a nearly one-month vacation with his family and left to resume his duty in January.
“Naib Subedar Rajwinder Singh was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The nation will alwaRead More – Source