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Lt Col Thapa laid to rest with full honours

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Mortal remains of an Army officer, who had the unique distinction of being awarded a Yuddh Sewa Medal as a for his gallant action against the Pakistani soldiers in in 1989, were today laid to rest in Dharamsala, officials said.

Hundreds of people with moist eyes joined the funeral ceremony of Lt Col Deepak Thapa, who had breathed his last on March 8, after battling cancer for more than a year in Army's super speciality Research & here, a said.

"The had the unique distinction of being awarded with a Yudh Sewa Medal as a for his gallant action against the Pakistani soldiers in the inhospitable in 1989.

"The area of action was rechristened as 'Thapa base' in his name, which till date serves as a source of motivation for all young soldiers and officers alike," he said.

Several dignitaries and Army officers paid tribute by laying wreaths during a ceremony organised in Himachal Pradesh's Dharamsala, where his body was finally laid to rest with full honours, the said.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 21:55 IST
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