Army pays tribute to two jawans killed in Kupwara encounter

Army Saturday paid tributes to two jawans who laid down their lives battling militants at Handwara in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

Srinagar: Army Saturday paid tributes to two jawans who laid down their lives battling militants at Handwara in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.

"Army paid a befitting tribute with full military honours to the martyred soldiers Naik Sri Chitra Saikia and Guardsman Jagdish Prasad who laid down their lives while fighting the terrorists in Handwara yesterday," a defence spokesperson said here.

Tribute was paid to the valour and sacrifice of the late soldiers in a solemn ceremony held at Badami Bagh Cantonment here, he said.

"Naik Sri Chitra Saikia and Guardsman Jagdish Prasad were members of the Army team that launched an operation yesterday and is still continuing in Laribal area of Handwara, in which two terrorists were eliminated and a large cache of arms, ammunition and warlike stores were recovered," the spokesperson said.

The Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen Satish Kumar Dua and all ranks of the Corps laid wreath as a mark of honour and pride for the brave soldiers, he said, adding, wreaths were also laid on behalf of the Army Chief and Northern Army Commander.

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