Army pays tribute to its valiant martyrs in solemn ceremony
New Delhi: Army today paid befitting tributes to three of its comrades who attained martyrdom during separate operations and incidents in Tral and Anantnag on October 25 and in Sopore on October 26.
In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, GOC Chinar Corps and all ranks paid homage to the martyrs on behalf of a proud nation.
Dilbag Singh, DGP J&K and representatives from various security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyrs.
Remembering the heroes
Martyr Lance Naik Brajesh Kumar, 32 years of age, sustained splinter injuries during a fierce operation in Malgunipura (Sopore) on 26 October 2018 during which two terrorists were also eliminated.
Martyr Lance Naik Brajesh Kumar had joined Army in 2004 and hailed from Village Nanawin in Una district of Himachal Pradesh. He is survived by his wife and a daughter.
Martyr Sep Ngamsiamliana attained martyrdom during a standoff attack on an Army Camp in Luragam village of Tral, Pulwama on October 25.
Sep Ngamsiamliana, 23 years of age, hailed from village Rengtekawn in Kolasib, Mizoram and had joined Army in 2013. He is survived by his parents.
Martyr Sep Rajendra Singh, 22 years of age, was part of a Quick Reaction Team which was providing security (protection) to a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) convoy on October 25.
At around 6 pm in the evening, when the convoy was passing through the Anantnag bypass tri-junction near NH-44, few youths hurled stones at the vehicle and Sep Rajendra Singh was injured after being hit by a stone directly on the head.
He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to the injury.
Sep Rajendra Singh hailed from village Badena in Pithoragarh, Uttrakhand and had joined Army in 2016. He is survived by his parents.
The mortal remains of the martyrs were flown 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 the families of the brave hearts and remains committed to their dignity and well being.