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Army pays tribute to soldiers killed in Shopian encounter

ANI  |  Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] 

The on Sunday paid homage to two of its soldiers, who were martyred in yesterday's Shopian encounter in Kashmir.

Chinar Corps Commander Lt. Gen. J.S. Sandhu, along with officials from all ranks, paid rich tributes to Sep. Sumedh Waman and Sep. Ilayaraja P.

Sep. Sumedh Waman hailed from Lonagra village in Akola, and joined the Army in 2011. He is survived by his parents, brother and sister.

Sep. Ilayaraja P. was from Kandani village in the Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu. He joined the Army in 2012 and is survived by his parents, wife and sister.

The mortal remains of the martyrs were flown for last rites to their native places, where they would be laid to rest with full military honours.

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First Published: Sun, August 13 2017. 16:07 IST