Army on Tuesday paid a tribute to Lance Naik Mukhtar Ahmad Malik who was killed by the militants at his native village in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district yesterday.
In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander, and all ranks paid homage to the slain soldier, said an army spokesman.
He said representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the slain soldier.
Mukhtar was shot dead by the militants at his home in Shurat village yesterday.
The spokesperson said that Mukhtar had joined the Army in 2004. He belonged to Village Shurat of Kulgam District and is survived by his wife and two children.