Body of Indian peacekeeper flown to West Bengal
Kolkata: The body of Havildar Bharat Sasmal, who died on Tuesday while serving the UN Mission in South Sudan, was brought to Kolkata on Thursday.
A Defence Ministry statement said Havildar Sasmal was among the five soldiers whose convoy was ambushed in Jonglei Region in South Sudan.
Hailing from Patospur village of Howrah district, Sasmal is survived by a widowed mother, wife, a nine-year old daughter and a five-year old son.
Wreaths were laid on the body as a mark of respect on behalf of Army Commander, Lt Gen Dalbir Singh and by GOC Bengal Area, Lt Gen AK Choudhary.
A large gathering of serving Army personnel were present during the wreath laying ceremony.
The solder`s mortal remains of the soldier have been taken to his native place where the last rites will take place Friday.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: US army's joint exercise with Indian Army and their consolation on Uri attack
- Panel discussion over PM Modi's willingness to engage in direct dialogue with Pak
- PM Modi slams Pakistan govt during his speech in Kozhikode
- DNA: Analysis of Indus water treaty between India and Pakistan
- Panel discussion over PM Modi's willingness to engage in direct dialogue with Pak - Part II
- SHOCKING VIDEO: This man was trying to take selfie with python - You won't believe what happened next!
- Donald Trump praises Hindu community's contributions to US
- Uri effect? India, Afghanistan bypass Pak to set up exclusive air corridor
- Reliance Jio impact: Vodafone offers 10 GB data at 1 GB rate
- Govt calls meet on Indus Water Treaty; Water Resources Ministry, MEA to brief PM Modi