The Weekend Leader - Soldier slips to death in J&K's Pir Panjal range

Soldier slips to death in J&K's Pir Panjal range




An Indian soldier died on Friday after he fell into a deep gorge in J&K's Pir Panjal mountain range, a defence statement said.

"... at around 1.15 p. m. while operating along the higher reaches of Pir Panjal Range in a deliberately-planned counter terrorist operation, Sepoy Lovepreet Singh made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty as he suffered a 40 feet fall into a gorge while negotiating the difficult heights.

"The valiant soldier was acting as guide to the party which was moving along a treacherous route from Jabbiwal to Bagsar (Poonch)," it said.

According to the statement, Lovepreet Singh, 23, was from Punjab's Gurdaspur, and is survived by his parents.

"Sepoy Lovepreet Singh was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," the statement said.-IANS

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