Army today paid rich tributes to two of its comrades who died in the in the line of duty on Friday in Keran sector in Kupwara district, an Army spokesman said in a statement.
He said, "On behalf of the Chinar Corps Commander, Maj Gen GS Kahlon, Chief of Staff, Chinar Corps and all ranks, paid homage to the deceased soldiers, in a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt. In a show of solidarity, representatives from other security agencies also paid their last respects to the deceased." He said, "Late Subedar Gamar Bahadur Thapa and Subedar Raman Thapa sustained bullet injuries during unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Keran sector of Kupwara district. They were provided immediate first aid and were evacuated to 92 Base hospital but unfortunately succumbed to their injuries."
Subedar Gamar Bahadur Thapa, 42 years of age, had joined the Army in 1993 and hailed from Karhiya village in Rependehi district of Nepal. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
Subedar Raman Thapa, 39 years of age, had joined the Army in 1996 and hailed from Tulsipur village in Rependehi district of Nepal. He is survived by his wife and a son.
"Their mortal remains were flown for last rites to Gorakhpur the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved families and remains committed to their dignity and well being," the spokesman added.