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Srinagar: Army today, paid rich tributes to Late Nb Sub Parshotam Kumar, Late Hav Amrik Singh, and Late Amit Sharma, who had made supreme sacrifice while performing an operational task in Machhal Sector, Kupwara on Jan 10, 2023. 

“In a solemn ceremony at Chinar War Memorial, BB Cantt, Lt Gen ADS Aujla, Chinar Corps Commander, and all ranks paid homage to the gallant soldiers on behalf of the proud nation,” said PRO (Defence) Srinagar.

“While moving towards the forward post, snow along the narrow track had broken, leading to the slipping of the three Bravehearts into a deep gorge. A search and rescue team recovered the mortal remains of the three brave hearts on the morning of Jan 11, 2023. Owing to adverse weather conditions, the mortal remains could not be moved earlier and was airlifted in the late afternoon on 14 January 2023,” the PRO said.

“Late Nb Sub Parshotam Kumar was forty-three years old and joined Army in 1996. He belonged to Village Majua Uttami, Post Raika, Tehsil, Bishnah, District Jammu in J&K. The braveheart is survived by his wife and two children,” he said.

The PRO further said: “Late Hav Amrik Singh was thirty-nine years old and joined Army in 2001. He belonged to Village Mandwara, Post Marwari, Tehsil Ghanari, District Una in Himachal Pradesh. The braveheart is survived by his wife and one son. Late Amit Sharma was twenty-three years old and had joined Army in 2019. He belonged to Village Talasi Khurd, Post Kirwin, Tehsil Hamirpur, District Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh. The braveheart is survived by his mother.”

“The mortal remains of Late Nb Sub Parshotam Kumar, Late Hav Amrik Singh, and Late Amit Sharma will be taken for last rites to their native places, where they would be laid to rest with full military honours,” he said.

“In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved families and remains committed to their dignity and well-being,” he added.

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