You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

Army pays tributes to soldiers killed in Pak firing in J&K's Kupwara

The Army on Friday paid tributes to two soldiers who were killed in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir | Indian Army | Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Defence, Indian Army,

The Army on Friday paid tributes to two soldiers who were killed in Pakistani firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of

The Army paid a befitting tribute to Havildar Kuldeep Singh and Rifleman Shubam Sharma, who made the supreme sacrifice on Thursday in north Kashmir, an Army spokesman said.

The two soldiers were killed when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Naugam sector of frontier Kupwara district on Thursday morning.

In a solemn ceremony at Badamibagh Cantonment here, Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen B S Raju and all ranks paid homage to the bravehearts on behalf of the proud nation, the spokesman said.

He said Singh and Sharma were directing retaliatory fire from a forward post on the LoC in response to an unprovoked ceasefire violation by

Both of them laid down their lives in the line of duty as a result of a direct hit by the enemy fire and succumbed to injuries, the spokesman added.

He said Singh (37) had joined the Army on 26 August 2002, and belonged to Raju Dwakhari village in Hoshiarpu District of Punjab and is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Sharma (22) had joined the Army on 17 September 2016, and hailed from Shakhian Chak village in Jammu district and is survived by his father.

The spokesman said while Singh was enrolled in the 15 Sikh Light Infantry, Sharma belonged to the 8 Rifles.

They both displayed their mettle by doing extremely well in their trade work and all fields. These brave sons of the soil displayed immense physical and mental strength in the face of the enemy, he said.

Their bodies were taken for last rites to their native places, where they would be laid to rest with full military honours, the spokesman said.

In this hour of grief, the Army salutes their sacrifice and stands in solidarity with the bereaved families, he added.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,

Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Fri, October 02 2020. 16:45 IST