Army Chief arrives in Jammu, lays wreaths on the coffins

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Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh on Wednesday, paid tribute to the five army men who were killed on Tuesday morning by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Poonch Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, soon after his arrival at Jammu Airport.

Soon after his arrival from New Delhi, Gen Singh laid wreaths on the coffins at the Technical Airport in Jammu, Defence Spokesman S N Acharya said.

General Bikram Singh visited Poonch to review the security situation in the wake of the killing of the five Indian soldiers.

General Singh also visited the Division headquarters in Rajouri and the 93 Brigade headquarters to take stock of the security situation.

He also met the Commanding Officer and troops of the units whose personnel were killed in a Pakistan Border Area Team action, sources said.

Of the five Indian soldiers killed, four belonged to the 21 Bihar Regiment and one to the Maratha Light Infantry. They were killed in an ambush by Pakistani troops. The Indian Army soldiers killed in the incident have been identified as Prem Nath Singh,Shambhu Saran Ray, Vyay Kumay Ray, Raghunandan Prasad and Pundalik Mane.


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