An official said that Pakistan army fired at Indian positions along the LoC in Shahpur sector of Poonch today morning. "In order to shift world attention from Kashmir, India is sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan", Asif said. Chand added that troops have been deployed to support infiltration bids from Pakistan side. "We will continue with our process of giving a befitting reply (to such acts)", he told reporters on the sidelines of an event in New Delhi, adding that there were incidents of mutilation of bodies of jawans previous year. The two other jawans who lost their life include Rifleman Shubham Singh, 22, hailing from Jammu's Kathua district and Havildar Roshan Lal, 42, a resident of Samba district in J&K.
In a statement on Sunday, the Indian Army said: "The martyrdom of Indian Army soldiers will not go in vain". "The unprovoked action by the Pakistani Army will be given a befitting response".
Kashmir, a Muslim-majority Himalayan region, is held by India and Pakistan in parts and claimed by both in full.
According to Indian forces in Kashmir, Pakistan violated their 2003 ceasefire agreement 130 times in January alone, the highest since 2014.
District Collector of Rajouri Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary said, "In wake of ceasefire violation, we have closed all 84 schools as a precautionary measure and have pressed into action our emergency evacuation teams".
More than 14 people have been killed in Pakistani shelling on the LoC and the worldwide border since January 17.
"The situation is tense now on the border", Choudhary said.
Stating that people in the area have already been evacuated to safety, Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said, "There is heavy firing and shelling going on along the LoC in my Nowshera assembly constituency".
A senior officer of the Army approximated that around 130-140 Pakistan army soldiers were killed by India previous year.