Army pays tribute to valiant martyrs

Srinagar: Thursday, 22 Mar 2018

Army today paid a tribute to three of its comrades who attained martyrdom during Counter Terrorist operations on 21 Mar 2018 in Kupwara District in which five terrorists were eliminated. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the martyrs on the behalf of a proud nation. In a show of solidarity, representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyrs.

Late Hav Jorabar Singh, Nk Ranjeet Khalkho and Nk Mohd Ashraf Rather sustained bullet injuries during the fierce operation in Chack Fatheh Khan Forest in Halmatpora of Kupwara district. They were provided immediate first aid and evacuated to hospital but unfortunately succumbed to their injuries. Martyr Hav Jorabar Singh, 45 years of age, had joined Army in 1993 and hailed from Village Rait in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Coming from Village Dudhakhuti in Ranchi, Jharkhand, the martyr Nk Ranjeet Khalkho was 33 years old and had joined Army in 2001. He is survived by his parents, a brother and three sisters.
Martyr Nk Mohd Ashraf Rather was 35 years in age and had joined the Army in 2004. He belonged to Village Reshigund of Kralpora in Jammu and Kashmir and is survived by his wife and a daughter.
The mortal remains of the martyrs were flown for 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 well being.

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