Soldier injured in border firing on Aug 7 succumbs, army pays homage

Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the soldier in a ceremony at B B Cant.

GK Web Desk
Srinagar, Publish Date: Aug 16 2017 4:34PM | Updated Date: Aug 16 2017 4:34PM
Soldier injured in border firing on Aug 7 succumbs, army pays homagePhoto: Greater Kashmir

Army on Wednesday paid homage to a soldier who succumbed to injuries sustained during cross-border firing in Uri area of North Kashmir's Baramulla district on August 7.

Havaldar Narendra Singh breathed his last at 92 Base hospital in Srinagar today.

“He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital where he fought against death before succumbing to the injuries,” said a spokesman.

Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the soldier in a ceremony at B B Cant.

In a show of solidarity, the Revenue Minister of J&K Abdul Rehmaan Veeri and officials of other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the soldier, said the spokesman.

Singh, 43, had joined the Army in 1994 and hailed from Village Haripur in Dehradun. 

He is survived by his wife Asha Devi and two young daughters.

His mortal remains were flown for last rites to his native village in Dehradun where he would be laid to rest with full military honours.