Jammu: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the family of rifleman Aurangzeb who was abducted and killed by militants in south Kashmir on June 15.
Sitharaman arrived in Jammu earlier in the day and flew to the Mendhar area of Rajouri district where she met the bereaved family. “I have come to spend some time with the family of the martyr and the message I am carrying back is that the martyred soldier stands out as an inspiration for the entire country,” the Minister told mediapersons.
The slain soldier’s father has also served in the Army. Army chief General Bipin Rawat also visited the family on Monday. Aurangzeb was killed in Pulwama district.