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Official sources said 14 Indians have been killed and 88 injured in more than 2,432 incidents of unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistani forces till June.
Addressing a virtual seminar on India-China border issue, Madhav also said ‘when it comes to Ladakh, it includes Gilgit-Baltistan and Aksai Chin too’.
The jawan, who is the fourth Army personnel to be killed in Pakistani firing along the LoC this month, succumbed to injuries in Nowshera sector.
Pakistan committed 15 ceasefire violations in J&K in May alone, starting around the same time as the the India-China standoff along the LAC began in Ladakh.
Three CRPF personnel and a 14-year-old boy were killed in an attack by militants in north Kashmir’s Handwara Monday.
This is 13th consecutive day of shelling and firing by the Pakistani soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.
Since August, when Article 370 was scrapped, no month has witnessed less than 292 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Hajipeer area of Uri around 11.30 am on Wednesday, official sources said.
Documents accessed by ThePrint show 2.31 lakh security personnel are posted in J&K hinterlands & 1.12 lakh along LoC — only 1.68 lakh of them are from Army.
PM’s visit coincides with Infantry Day celebrations to mark the arrival of Indian troops in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 to push back Pakistan-supported intruders.