Army pays tribute deceased jawans

By Saleem Iqbal Qadri, Kupwara, Jan 12 : A wreath laying ceremony was organised in Badami Bagh Cantonment, where in Chinar Corps Commander, Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh, in the presence of other high rank Army officers on Sunday paid rich tribute to Naik Lempa Konyak and Sep Thoudam Sanaton Singh of 5 Assam, who died in Machil Sector in Jammu and Kashmir where their post was hit by an avalanche on Jan 9.

A post of 5 Assam was hit by twin Avalanche on Jan 9.

According to reports, eight soldiers were manning the post in spite of inclement weather.

While, six soldiers were able to escape unharmed, Naik Lempa Konyak and Sepoy Thoudam Sanaton Singh were trapped under the avalanche.

The body of Sepoy Thoudam Sanaton Singh was recovered on Jan 9 late night and other Naik Lempa Konyak was recovered on Jan 10 after which search operations were called off.

Chinar Corps Commander, Lieutenant General Gurmit Singh told media: "My heart goes out to the families and relatives of the two brave soldiers. May the almighty bestow strength to them to bear the ultimate loss."

--IBNS (Posted on 13-01-2014)

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