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Army pays tribute to slain trooper

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Srinagar: Army today paid befitting tribute to Late Sep Vikram Singh who was killed during a militant attack on 27 May 2018 in Kakapore village of Pulwama.

“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. In a show of solidarity, representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyr,” a defense spokesman said in a statement issued here.

Late Sep Vikram Singh sustained bullet injury during the attack. He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.

Sep Vikram Singh was 25 years old and had joined the Army in 2013. He belonged to Village Ladpur of Chhata Tehsil in Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh 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,” said the spokesman.

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