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Army pays tributes to jawan killed in operation near LoC

Army Today Paid Tributes To Signalman Ajay Singh Choudhary, Who Laid Down His Life While Foiling An Infiltration Bid In Machhil Sector Of Kupwara District In Kashmir.

PTI | Updated on: 16 Jun 2016, 08:30:38 PM
Army pays tributes to jawan killed in operation near LoC


Army today paid tributes to Signalman Ajay Singh Choudhary, who laid down his life while foiling an infiltration bid in Machhil sector of Kupwara district in Kashmir. Chinar Corps Commander Lt General Satish Dua led the officers and other ranks of the army in paying tributes to the slain Signalman by laying a floral wreath on his coffin.

Saluting the brave soldier on his final journey, Lt Gen Dua said such exemplary acts always served as an inspiration not only to the uniformed community but to the entire nation.

A militant was also killed in the encounter yesterday with a group of terrorists intercepted by the Army near the LoC when they were trying to infiltrate through Macchil sector of Kupwara district from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Five soldiers were injured in the operation that started on Tuesday and the Signalman Choudhary later succumbed to his injuries.

A defence spokesman said Signalman Choudhary was “part of his unit’s Quick Reaction Team which was the first to intercept and engage an infiltrating column of terrorists in the highly inhospitable terrain of Machhil area on June 14.”

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First Published : 16 Jun 2016, 08:26:00 PM

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