Army Pays Tribute To Slain Soldiers

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By GNS on 18/06/2019.

Army Pays Tribute To Slain Soldiers

Srinagar, June 18: Army on Tuesday paid tributes to three of its comrades, who made the supreme sacrifice during Counter Militant Operations on June 17 and 18 in the Kashmir Valley.

“In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the martyrs on behalf of a proud nation. Representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyrs,” a defence spokesman said in a statement.

On 17 Jun 19, Late Havildar Amarjeet Kumar & Naik Ajit Kumar Sahoo sustained injuries in an IED blast in Arihal village of Pulwama District. They were provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but, unfortunately succumbed to their injuries, the spokesman said.

“Late Havildar Amarjeet Kumar, 35 years of age, had joined the Army in 2005 and hailed from Village Dighawlia in Siwan District of Bihar. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Late Naik Ajit Kumar Sahoo was 27 years old and hailed from Village Badasuanalo in Dhenknal District of Odisha. He had joined the Army in 2015 and is survived by his parents,” the spokesman said.

On 18 Jun 19, Rifleman Anil Kumar Jaswal sustained a bullet injury in a Counter Militant Operation conducted in Marahom village of Anantnag District in which two militants were eliminated, the spokesman said.

He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. He belonged to village Saroh of Una District of Himachal Pradesh. He was 26 years of age and had joined Army in 2013. He is survived by his wife and a son, the spokesman said.

“The mortal remains of the slain were flown for the last rites to their native places, where they would be laid to rest with full military honours. In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved families of the martyrs and remains committed to their dignity and wellbeing,” the spokesman added.

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