Jammu & Kashmir

HMT Attack: Army pays tribute to its slain soldier

Udhampur, Nov 27: Army on Friday paid tributes to Sep Ratan Lal Singh, who was killed in Khushipora, Srinagar yesterday.

In a solemn ceremony conducted at Mahore, all ranks of Rashtriya Rifles sector as per a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) paid homage to the valiant soldier on behalf of the entire Indian Army and nation.

 “Late Sep Ratan Lal Singh was 35 years old and had joined 163 Inf Bn TA (SIKH LI) on 18 Feb 2006. He belonged to village Sarh of Mahore Tehsil (District Reasi). While being deployed as part of a Quick Reaction Team in the general area Aban Shah Chowk, HMT, Khushipora, Srinagar, he lost his life due to the indiscriminate firing by the militants. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter,” the statement said.

The statement added that Late Sep Ratan Lal Singh attained Veergati while fighting militants as a worthy Son of the Soil, displaying immense physical and mental strength in the face of the enemy.

 “He was laid to rest with full military honours. In this hour of grief, the Army salutes his sacrifice and stands in solidarity with the bereaved family,” it added—(KNO)


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