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Army pays tributes to Maj Sharma

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Srinagar, 18 June 2019.    Army today, paid a befitting tribute to Late Maj Ketan Sharma who was killed during an encounter in Anantnag District on 17 June 2019.

“In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, 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 to pay their last respects to the martyr,” a defense spokesman said.

He said that Late Maj Ketan Sharma sustained bullet injury while he was leading a team in the counter terrorist operation in village Badura of Anantnag District of South Kashmir. He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

Sharma, was 31 years old and had joined the Army in 2012. He belonged to Shradha Puri town of Meerut District of Uttar Pradesh and is survived by his wife and a daughter.

The mortal remains of the martyr were taken for last rites to his native place.

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