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Kolkata: An Army jawan hailing from Dooars has been killed in an exchange of fire with Pakistani soldiers at Naoshera sector in Rajouri in Jammu & Kashmir.

The Defence spokesperson in Kolkata said today 23 August afternoon that the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation and Naik Rajib Thapa attained martyrdom.

Thapa, 34, was a resident of Mechpara village at Kalchini in Alipuduar district. He is survived by wife Khusbu Mangar Thapa.

Indian Army responded strongly and effectively and claimed to have inflicted heavy damage to Pakistan Army posts and soldiers.

Naik Rajib Thapa.

The mortal remains of Naik Thapa will be flown to Bengal for the last rites.