Army today paid rich tributes to three of its soldiers who died in militant attack on an Army convoy at Pampore on Saturday.
Army's Srinagar based spokesman in a statement said: "In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt many senior officials from the civil administration, including the Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmed Khan, and others joined Lt Gen JS Sandhu, Chinar Corps Commander to pay homage to the slain soldiers."
He said Naik(Gnr) Ratheesh C, 35 years had joined army in 2001 and hailed from Kotolipram, Kannur distt in Kerala and is survived by his wife and a son.
Coming from the state of Maharashtra, the 33 year old Gunner FarateSourabhNandkumar of Village Bhekrai Nagar, Pune had donned the uniform in 2004 and is survived by his wife and twin daughters, he added.
Only 24, Gunner Shashikant Pandey had four years of service and was in fact on his way to join his unit in the Valley. Survived by his parents, he hailed from Zharian, Dhanbaddistt in Jharkhand, the spokesman said.