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Army pays tribute to jawan martyred in Kulgam encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

paid tributes to the soldier who was killed in a gunbattle with militants in district of today.

" paid befitting tributes to Sapper Sada Gunakara Rao, who attained martyrdom during counter terrorist operations in district," an said in a statement.

Rao sustained during the fierce operation at Khudwani early today. He was provided immediate and evacuated to 92 but he succumbed to injuries, the said.

of Chinar Corps, Lt Gen A K Bhatt, led all ranks in paying homage to the soldier on behalf of the nation.

"In a show of solidarity, representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyr," he said.

Rao (24) had joined the Army in 2012 and belonged to Atisurikaviti village of district in He is survived by his parents.

" The mortal remains of the martyr were flown for last rites to his native place, where he would be laid to rest with full military honours," the added.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 17:15 IST