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Army pays tributes to three comrades

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Srinagar, 18 June 2019.    Army today paid befitting tribute to three of its comrades, who were killed during Counter Terrorist Operations on 17th & 18th June 2019 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 defense spokesman said.

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, said the spokesman.

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.

“On 18 Jun 19, Rifleman Anil Kumar Jaswal sustained a bullet injury in a Counter Terrorist Operation conducted in Marahom village of Anantnag District in which two terrorists were eliminated. 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 martyrs were flown for the last rites to their native places, he said.

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