Indian Army Jawan martyred in Kargil

An Indian Army soldier was martyred in an unfortunate incident along the Line of Control in Kargil Sector in Union Territory of Ladakh.

While serving in the line of duty, Gauri Kala, Kichha resident 24-year-old Karan Dev alias Dev Bahadur, 6/1 (Gorkha Regiment) made the supreme sacrifice.

The incident took place on Saturday night when he accidentally stepped on an landmine, Army sources said here.

The soldier stepped on an old unexploded device, the sources said.

The incident was not related to Eastern Ladakh or LAC, said the sources.