Army pays tribute to soldier killed in Kashmir



The Indian Army on Tuesday paid tributes to a soldier killed while foiling an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

"A wreath-laying ceremony was organised today (Tuesday) at the Advanced Landing Ground in Rajouri to pay homage to Sepoy Subinesh who made the supreme sacrifice yesterday (Monday) while foiling an infiltration bid by terrorists on the LoC," a defence spokesman told IANS here.

During the infiltration bid in the early hours of November 23, Sepoy Subinesh sustained a fatal gunshot injury.

Wreaths were laid on behalf of Lt. Gen. D.S. Hooda, chief of the army's Northern Command, and Lt. Gen. R.R. Nimbhorkar, general officer commanding of the 16 Corps.

Officers of the Ace of Spades division and Naushera Brigade also laid wreaths.

A guard of honour was also presented to the soldier.

The body was sent to his native village for the last rites, the spokesperson said.

At the Jammu Technical Airport, a wreath was laid by Major General Sanjeev Narain, general officer commanding of the Tiger Division, and chief administrative officer of the Air Force Station Jammu. - IANS