Col Sachin Kumar Kanderiya
Army officer killed in Pak
firing at Siachen
An army officer was
killed following unprovoked heavy shelling by
Pakistani troops at Siachen, the world's highest
battlefield, on Saturday, a defence ministry
spokesman said in New Delhi over the weekend.
He said that Lt Col Sachin
Kumar Kanderiya was killed when a shell fired by the
Pakistani troops exploded near his post on the
Pak troops fired 411 shells
from artillery and other weapons, forcing Indian
troops to retaliate. However, the casualty suffered
by Pakistani troops in the retaliatory action was
not known, the spokesman said.
He said Pakistani troops
also fired on Indian positions at Kargil sector on
Saturday. While the Indian side suffered no
casualty, a Pakistani bunker was destroyed in the
retaliatory action, the spokesman added.
Courtesy: The Rediff
India News Service