Srinagar, 25 September: Army today paid befitting tribute to Late Lance Naik Sandeep Singh who made the supreme sacrifice during Counter Infiltration operation on 22 September 2018 in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara District. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to the martyr on behalf of a proud nation. Mr Dilbag Singh, DGP J&K Police and representatives from various security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyr.
Late Lance Naik Sandeep Singh sustained bullet injuries during the fierce operation in Tangdhar sector in which five terrorists were eliminated. He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.
The martyr, Lance Naik Sandeep Singh, was 30 years old and had joined the Army in 2007. He belonged to Village Kotla Khurd of Gurdaspur District of Punjab and is survived by his wife.
The mortal remains of the martyr were flown for last rites to his native place, where he would be laid to rest with full military honours. In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved family of the martyr and remains committed to their dignity and well being.