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Army pays tributes to slain soldier

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Srinagar: Army today, paid tributes to Late Naik Rajwinder Singh, who got killed in an encounter with militants on 07 Jul 2020 in Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen BS Raju, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to the braveheart on behalf of the proud nation, a defence spokesman said in a statement issued here.

“Late Naik Rajwinder Singh was leading his party when it came into contact with the terrorist during a specific search operation launched in Village Gosu in district Pulwama. In the ensuing firefight, one terrorist was eliminated and Naik Rajwinder had Gunshot wound in his neck. Despite being grievously injured, he continued to fight. He was subsequently evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar where he eventually succumbed to his injuries,” said the spokesman.

Late Naik Rajwinder Singh was 30 years old and had joined the Army on 24 March 2011. He belonged to Village Dodra of Samana Tehsil, Patiala District in Punjab and is survived by his wife, said the spokesman.

The mortal remains of Late Naik Rajwinder Singh were taken for last rites to his native place.

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