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Army pays tributes to slain officer

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Srinagar: An army officer, who had slipped and fallen into a ravine in Uri sector, succumbed to his injuries.

A defence spokesman, while paying tributes to the slain, said that Maj Raghunath Ahlawat was leading his team for a Counter Infiltration Operation based on a reliable intelligence input. To identify a safe approach for the team he led from the front while carrying out reconnaissance on a route through a steep cliff.

“Unfortunately, he slipped due to bad weather and slippery conditions and fell 60 meters into a ravine. Critically injured, he succumbed to his injuries enroute while being evacuated to the nearest Army Hospital,” said the spokesman.

He said that army today paid tribute to Maj Raghunath Ahlawat in a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt. Lt Gen DP Pandey, the GOC 15 Corps and all ranks of Chinar Corps paid homage to the gallant officer on behalf of the proud Nation.

Late Maj Raghunath Ahlawat, was 34 years old and was commissioned into the Army in 2012. He hailed from Dwarka, New Delhi and is survived by his wife and his parents, the spokesman said.

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