Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday paid his last respects to Lance Naik Mohammad Jawed, who was killed by unprovoked firing by the Pakistani army troops along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
Rajnath Singh and COAS General Bipin Rawat laid wreaths at Palam Technical Area where the braveheart martyr was laid to rest with full state honours.
Lance Naik Jawed was killed when Pakistani troops resorted to an unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control on Monday, June 10, at 5 pm. He was critically injured in the attack and later succumbed to his injuries.
"At about 17:00 PM on June 10, Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Poonch Sector on the line of control (LoC). In the incident, Lance Naik Mohammad Jawed was critically injured and later succumbed to his injuries," a press release by Defence Wing PRO said.
He hailed from Marrar village in Khagaria district in Bihar and is survived by his wife.
As of June, Pakistan has violated ceasefire 1170 times this year. In the previous year, there were over 1500 ceasefire violations at different areas along the Line of Control.
Days before Lance Naik Mohammad Jawed was martyred, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had visited the BB cantonment in Srinagar to review the border security arrangements in Jammu & Kashmir at a meeting with the Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and other senior army officers.