Four soldiers - three Lance Naiks and a Major of the 120 Infantry Brigade - were killed while another one was injured.
Director general of military operations Lt Gen A K Bhatt had also told his Pakistani counterpart, Major General Sahir Shamshad Mirza, last month that there appeared to be a "disconnect" between his army headquarters at Rawalpindi, which professes a desire for peace, and its troops on the ground along the LoC, who resort to heavy firing and ceasefire violations without any provocation.
A spokesperson for the Pakistani army did not immediately react to this accusation.
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He said that Indian side gave befitted reply by retaliating effectively to the ceasefire violation.
"They [four slain Indian soldiers] were grievously hurt during the firing from Pakistani troops and later succumbed to their injuries", Indian Defence Ministry spokesman N N Joshi said.
A senior officer of the 16 Corps identified the victims as major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, lance naik Gurmail Singh and sepoy Pargat Singh. In a strongly worded press statement, the Indian Army warned Pakistan saying martyrdom of Indian soldiers will not go in vain. Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, 34, hailed from District Amritsar in Punjab and is survived by his wife Kuljit Kaur and a daughter.
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"Major Ambadas, Lance Naik Gurmail and Sepoy Pargat were courageous and honest soldiers. The nation will always remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty", Colonel Joshi said. "Houses were damaged in [Pakistan] firing in Rajouri on Friday".
Kashmir has been the center of a deadly tug-of-war between India and neighboring Pakistan since the end of British colonial rule in 1947.
Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh paid homage to martyrs and condemned Pakistan for ceasefire violations. Since January 2017 till date, more than 880 incidents of ceasefire violations have been reported along the LoC and the International Border in J&K in which over 30 people were killed and thousands of border residents relocated to safer places.
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