Pathankot attack: Nation pays tribute to its bravehearts Lt Col Niranjan, Commando Gursewak Singh

The national paid tribute to its two brave soldiers- Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan EK and IAF's Garud Commando Gursewak Singh On Monday.  

Last Updated: Jan 04, 2016, 16:23 PM IST
Pathankot attack: Nation pays tribute to its bravehearts Lt Col Niranjan, Commando Gursewak Singh

Bengaluru/Chandigarh: The national paid tribute to its two brave soldiers- Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan EK and IAF's Garud Commando Gursewak Singh On Monday.  

Thousands of people paid tributes to martyred National Security Guard (NSG) commando Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan EK at his residence in Bommasandra in Bengaluru. His last rites will be performed at his native village in Kerala on Tuesday. 

Gursewak Singh, who sacrifices his life battling terrorists inside Pathankot Air Force base,  was laid to rest at his native place in Garnala village of Punjab. Also read: With shock and disbelief, Garnala goes into mourning for its brave son Gursewak 

Highlights:

  • Locals and family members pay tribute to Garud Commando Gursewak SinghLocal and family members pay tribute to Garud Commando Gursewak Singh 
  • Meanwhile, body of Garud Commando Gursewak Singh, who laid down his life while fighting terrorists in Pathankot Air Force base, has also been brought to Garnala, in Ambala.

 

  • Locals and students pay tribute to Lt Col NiranjanLocal pay tribute to Lt Col Niranjan Kumar
  • Karnataka CM S Siddaramaiah also visited BEL ground in Bengaluru and paid tribute to Lt Col Niranjan​
  • Lt Col Niranjan Kumar's family members are also present at the BEL Ground
  • Nirajan Kumar's body will be kept at Bengaluru's BEL ground till 3 pm before being taken to his native place in Kerala.
  • Niranjan Kumar's last rites will be performed at at his native place at Elampulassery village, 12km from Mannarkkad in Palakkad district of Kerala. 
  • Lt Col Niranjan, a member of the NSG's Bomb Disposal Squad, was killed while he was defusing the grenade at the scene of the terror attack as part of the combing operations that continued through the night.
  • Defence sources said Niranjan, a resident of Kerala, was killed while trying to retrieve the grenade from the body of a dead terrorist.
  • Last rites of other martyrs in Pathakot Air Force base will also be preformed today. 
  • So far, 5 militants 7 seven security men have been killed in the attack at Pathankot Air Force Base.
  • The encounter between terrorists and security forces at the Pathankot air force base has been going on for more than 50 hours.
  • Fresh firing reported at Pathankot Indian Air Force base during combing operation.