Srinagar: Army chief General Bipin Rawat Friday paid tribute to the three soldiers killed in a militant attack in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Sources said that General Rawat arrived in Srinagar this morning and paid tribute to the soldiers at Badamibagh cantonment.
The army chief laid floral wreaths on the coffins carrying the mortal remains of the three soldiers, one of whom hailed from Marhama area of Anantnag district.
Rawat is scheduled to visit the headquarters of counter-insurgency Kilo Force and Victor Force where he will be briefed about the state of operations in Kashmir Valley.
The army chief will also review the overall security situation prevailing in the valley hinterland and along the Line of Control, sources said.
Militants of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group had ambushed an army convoy, killing three personnel and wounding five others, including two officers, in South Kashmir’s Shopian district yesterday.
A civilian caught in crossfire was also killed.
The three soldiers killed were Lance Naik Ghulam Mohiuddin Rather, hailing from Bijbehara in South Kashmir, Sapper Sreejith M J, a resident of Palakkad in Kerala, and Sepoy Vikas Singh Gurjar of Rajasthan.