Two of four soldiers killed in firing along LoC are from Maharashtra

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |

Updated: November 15, 2020 3:29:21 pm

(Far left) Sepoy Rushikesh Ramchandra Jondhale and Naik Bhushan Rameshrao Satai.

Two of the four soldiers killed along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir on Friday hailed from Maharashtra. In a tweet, the Chinar Corps of the Indian Army said, “#ChinarCorps salutes the valour & sacrifice of Hav Hardhan Chandra Roy, Nk S B Rameshrao, Gnr Subodh Ghosh & Sep J Rushikesh Ramchadra, who made #SupremeSacrifice in Unprovoked CFV by #Pakistan at Gurez and Uri Sector on 13 Nov 20. Deepest condolences to the bereaved families”

Of the four soldiers, Sepoy Rushikesh Ramchandra Jondhale from Bahirewadi in Kolhapur and Naik Bhushan Rameshrao Satai from Katol in Nagpur district were killed in the Gurez sector and the other two were killed in the Uri sector, a statement by the Army said. Both the Armymen from Maharashtra belonged to the Maratha Light Infantry while the two others, Roy and Ghosh, belonged to the Regiment of Artillery.

In an escalation of hostilities along the LoC on Friday, four soldiers, a BSF jawan and at least four civilians, including a seven-year-old boy, died in “unprovoked ceasefire violation” by Pakistan, officials said. At least “six to eight” Pakistani soldiers were killed in retaliatory fire, sources…

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