Srinagar: Army on Sunday paid tributes to its three soldiers who were killed in the line of duty.
A statement of the Army issued here said that the Army paid tributes to Naik Gaikwad Manoj Laxman Rao, Lance Naik Mukesh Kumar, and Gunner Souvik Hazra, who died on November 18, 2022, near the Line of Control (LoC) in Machil sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The statement said that in a ceremony at Badami Bagh Cantonment, Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen A D S Aujla and all ranks paid homage to the three soldiers.
The Army statement said that Naik Gaikwad Manoj Laxman Rao and Lance Naik Mukesh Kumar had come under a snow slide, while Gunner Souvik Hazra had developed hyperthermia during the same patrol.
It said that all three were air evacuated to 168 MH, Kupwara but could not be revived and succumbed to their medical conditions at the Military Hospital.