SRINAGAR: Army on Sunday paid floral tributes to three soldiers who were killed in cross LoC shelling in north Kashmir.
In a solemn ceremony at Badamibagh Cantonment, Lt Gen BS Raju, Corps Commander, Chinar Corps and all ranks paid homage to them, an army spokesman said.
An army spokesman in a statement said, “on November 13, 2020, Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked Ceasefire Violations in multiple sectors of Kashmir.”
“Late Havildar Hardhan Chandra Roy and Late Gunner Subodh Ghosh of the regiment of artillery were deployed in Uri Sector while Late Naik Satai Bhushan Rameshrao and Late Sepoy Jondhale Rushikesh Ramchandra of the Maratha light infantry were deployed in Gurez Sector,” he said, adding that “in unprovoked artillery shelling by Pakistan Army, these soldiers received multiple splinter injuries.”
“They were provided immediate medical aid and evacuated to a nearest military medical facility but unfortunately succumbed to their injuries,” he said.
“Late Havildar Hardhan Chandra Roy, was 38 years old and belonged to Village Mhedhipara of Futkibari Tehsil in Dhubri District, Assam. He had joined the Army in 2001 and is survived by his wife and son.”
“Late Naik Satai Bhushan Rameshrao hailed from Village Kotal in Nagpur District, Maharashtra and was 28 years old. He had joined the Army in 2011 and is survived by his parents.”
“Late Gunner Subodh Ghosh had joined the Army in 2017 and was 22 years old. He belonged to Village Raghunathpur of Tehatta Tehsil in Nadia District, West Bengal and is survived by his wife and parents,” said the spokesman.
“Late Sepoy Jondhale Rushikesh Ramchandra hailed from village Bahirewadi of Ajara Tehsil in Kolhapur District, Maharashtra and was 20 years old. He had joined the Army in 2019 and is survived by his parents,” he said.
The spokesman said that Chinar Corps also acknowledges the death of Sub-Inspector Rakesh Doval of Border Security Force who laid down his life during the cross LoC shelling in Naugam Sector.
“The mortal remains of the deceased were taken 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 these bereaved families and remains committed to their dignity and well-being,” said the spokesman.