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Army pays tributes to personnel killed in Gurez gunbattle

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The today paid floral tributes to four of its personnel, including a Major, who lost their lives in a gunbattle with militants along the (LoC) in sector in district of yesterday.

Late Major Kaustubh Prakash Kumar Rane, Rifleman Hameer Singh, Rifleman Mandeep Singh Rawat and sustained during the operation in Kanzalwan, of district.

They were provided immediate and evacuated to 92 here but succumbed to

paid a befitting tribute to four of its comrades who made the supreme sacrifice during counter infiltration operations on 7 August in sector in which two terrorists were eliminated, Srinagar-based Col said here.

He said in a solemn ceremony at here, Lt Gen A K Bhatt, and all ranks paid homage to the martyrs on behalf of a proud nation.

In a show of solidarity, the said, of Jammu and Pashmir Police, S P Vaid, and representatives from other security agencies also joined in to pay their last respects.

Major Rane (29) had joined the in 2011 and hailed from Thane, He is survived by wife and a son, the said, adding Rifleman Singh (28) had joined the Army in 2011 and hailed from Pohkhriyal Gaon, Dunda Tehsil, Uttar Kashi, Uttarakhand. Singh is survived by wife and a daughter.

Rifleman Rawat (26) had joined the Army in 2012. He belonged to village Shivpur of Kotdwar in Uttarakhand and is survived by his mother, while Singh (25) had joined the Army in 2014 and belonged to village Tepla of Brara Tehsil in Ambala, and is survived by wife, the spokesman said.

"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. In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved families of the martyrs and remains committed to their dignity and well being, he said.

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First Published: Wed, August 08 2018. 14:20 IST