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Army pays tribute to soldier who died in Shopian encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The Friday paid floral tributes to Sepoy who was killed during an encounter with militants in district of

Yadav sustained during a fierce anti-militancy operation at village Handew of District in south on Thursday.

He was provided immediate and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, but succumbed to the

"In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantonment, Lt Gen K J S Dhillon, and all ranks paid homage to the martyr on behalf of a proud nation. In a show of solidarity, representatives from other security agencies also joined in to pay their last respects to the martyr," an said.

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

"In this hour of grief, the stands in solidarity with the bereaved family of the martyr and remains committed to their dignity andwellbeing," the added.

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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 20:56 IST