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Missing soldier's body found after six months

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The body of a soldier, who went missing after a landslide in and Kashmir's district last year, has been found after six months, an said today.

Sepoy (26) had gone missing on December 11, 2017, in the district and his body was recovered yesterday, the said.

Singh was part of an operational team which was serving in the formidable heights along the Line of Control (LoC) and was swept away in a landslide during patrolling, he added.

Two bodies had been recovered earlier, while Singh remained missing, the said.

He said the resumed after the snow melted and concluded yesterday with the recovery of Singh's body.

The paid floral tributes to Singh at the here. of Chinar Corps, Lt Gen S K Sharma and other personnel attended the ceremony.

Singh's mortal remains were flown to his native Makroli village in Himachal Pradesh's district, where he will be laid to rest with full military honours, the officer said.

In this hour of grief, the stands with the martyr's bereaved family, he added.

Singh had joined the Army in 2012 and is survived by his parents.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 19:25 IST