Jammu and Kashmir: Army jawan killed in ceasefire violation along LoC

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 18, 2019, 12.54 PM(IST)

File photo of Indian Army soldiers in Kashmir. Photograph:( Reuters )

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The ceasefire violation took place in Keri Battal in the Sunderbani sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri.  

An Indian Army jawan has been killed in a ceasefire violation along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri. 

The ceasefire violation took place in Keri Battal in the Sunderbani sector. 

Tensions have been running high between India and Pakistan ever since the Indian Air Force's air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp in Balakote on February 26 in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunwa province. 

Pakistan retaliated a day later, dropping bombs on Indian territory from their side of the Line of Control. India said the bombs were aimed at Indian military installations but that they missed their targets. 

India also scrambled jets to chase out the Pakistani planes. A dogfight ensued in which a Pakistani F-16 and and Indian MiG-21 were shot down. This was the first time the Indian and Pakistani air forces had been involved in a skirmish in over 40 years. 

Both countries have been on high alert ever since. 

The air strike on the JeM training camp was in retaliation for the Pulwama terrorist attack which left over 40 CRPF personnel dead