Army pays tribute to soldiers killed at LoC

Army Friday paid glorious tribute to two of its men who were killed in Pakistan sniper firing in Keran Sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

In a solemn ceremony at Badami Bagh Cantonment here in Srinagar city, Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti joined Lieutenant General JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, in paying homage to the slain soldiers.

In a show of solidarity, officials from the State Government and other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the deceased soldiers.

Pertinently, Lance Naik Ranjit Singh and Rifleman Satish Bhagat sustained bullet injuries due to Pakistan fire from across the Line of Control while they were deployed at a forward post in Keran Sector. They were provided immediate first aid and evacuated from the post but succumbed to the injuries.

Ranjit Singh (32), according to an army spokesperson had joined Army in 2003 and hailed from Village Burn, in Jammu and Kashmir. He is survived by his wife Neha Devi and two children.

Coming from Village Gurhasinghu of J&K, Satish Bhagat (22)had donned the uniform in 2015. He is survived by his parents.

The mortal remains of the slain soldiers was flown for last rites to their native places, where they would be laid to rest with full military honours, a defense spokesman said.


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