Army pays tributes to soldier

Army pays tributes to soldier

The Army spokesman said that in a solemn ceremony at Badamibagh Cantonment, "Corps Commander, Chinar Corps, Lt Gen J S Sandhu, and all ranks paid homage to the martyr on behalf of a proud nation".

Army today paid floral tributes to Sepoy Vrahma Pal Singh, who lost his life in an encounter in which three militants were killed in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The Army spokesman said that in a solemn ceremony at Badamibagh Cantonment, "Corps Commander, Chinar Corps, Lt Gen J S Sandhu, and all ranks paid homage to the martyr on behalf of a proud nation".

In a show of solidarity, he said, officials and representatives of the state government and other security agencies, including inspector general of Jammu and Kashmir police Munir Khan, joined in paying their respects to Sepoy V P Singh.

Singh had joined Army in 2004 and hailed from village Shaujana Rani located in Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh.

The slain sepoy is survived by his wife, two daughters and a three-year-old son.