Army pays tributes to slain soldiers
Srinagar: Army today paid befitting tribute to four of its comrades, who were killed during an encounter in Pulwama in which three militants too were killed.
In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the all four slain soldiers on behalf of the nation. Representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the soldiers.
Late Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, Havildar Sheo Ram, Sepoy Hari Singh & Sepoy Ajay Kumar sustained bullet injuries during the fierce operation in Village Pinglana of Pulwama district. They were provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where succumbed to their injuries.
Late Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, 33 years of age, had joined Army in 2011 and hailed from Village Dangwal in Dehradun, Uttrakhand. He is survived by his wife.
Late Havildar Sheo Ram, 36 years of age, had joined Army in 2000 and hailed from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. He is survived by his wife and a son.
Coming from Village Rajgarh of Distt Rewari, Haryana, Late Sepoy Hari Singh was 26 years of age and had joined Army in 2011. He is survived by his wife and a son.
Late Sepoy Ajay Kumar hailed from Village Bastikri in Meerut, UP. The soldier was 27 years of age and had joined Army in 2012. He is survived by his wife and a son.
The mortal remains of the soldiers were flown for the last rites to their native places.