One more soldier injured in Uri attack dies; toll rises to 19
The Uri Army base was attacked by heavily-armed Pakistani terrorists on September 18.
New Delhi: One more soldier, who was critically injured in the attack at an Army base in Uri on September 18, died of his wounds on Friday.
The toll in the Uri attack stands at 19 now.
The soldier, identified as 35-year-old Raj Kishore Singh, was undergoing treatment at Army's Research and Referral Hospital here.
Raj Kishore Singh hailed from Piparpati village of Bihar`s Bhojpur district, 75 kms west of Patna. He was the youngest of three brothers.
He is survived by his wife Kanchan Devi and two children, 12-year old daughter, Suhani Kumari and 10-year old son, Hemant Singh.
Raj Kishore Singh`s niece told news agency IANS that the family received the news around 3.30 am.
His elder brother Ashok Singh is also in the Army, while the eldest Deni Madhav Singh, a former soldier retired three years ago.
Hemant Singh, the son of the martyred soldier, said that if given the opportunity, he too would join the Army and serve the nation.
The Uri Army base was attacked by heavily-armed Pakistani terrorists.
India carried out surgical strikes on seven terror launch pads across the Line of Control on the intervening night of September 28 and 29, seen as a reprisal for the Uri attack.
An unspecified number of terrorists and Pakistani troops were killed in the late Wednesday operation across Kupwara and Poonch sectors as the Army moved Special Forces into Pakistan-held Kashmir, officials said here on Thursday.
(With Agency inputs)