SRINAGAR: Army on Sunday paid a tribute to Lance Naik Nishan Singh who was killed during a brief gunfight with militants at Watnar village of Kokernag in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen DP Pandey, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to the slain soldier, said an army spokesman in a statement.
The spokesman said that based on inputs received from JKP about the likely presence of militants in the general area of village Watnar, the Indian Army and JKP had launched a cordon and search operation at about 3:15 pm on April 16, 2022.
“While the initial cordon was being laid, the militants opened a heavy volume of fire on the Cordon party. Unmindful of his own safety, Lance Naik Nishan Singh, who was part of the initial cordon party, charged at the militants, valiantly returning fire and in doing so sustained a Gun Shot Wound on his chest,” said the spokesman.
“He was immediately evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, where he was declared dead by medical authorities,” he said, adding that Lance Naik Nishan Singh, 29 years, made the Supreme sacrifice in the true traditions of the Indian Army.
“He had joined the Army in 2013. He belonged to Vill – Bhaudin, Distt – Sirsa in Haryana and is survived by his wife,” he said.
“The mortal remains of Lance Naik Nishan Singh will be taken for last rites to his native place, where he would be laid to rest with full military honours. In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved family and remains committed to their dignity and well being,” said the spokesman.