Army pays tribute to slain Army major, three others | KNO

Army pays tribute to slain Army major, three others | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, February 18 (KNO) : Army Monday paid tributes to four of its comrades, who were killed during a gunfight today in Pulwama in southern Kashmir. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the all the slain Army personnel on behalf of the nation. Representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the slain. Late Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, Havildar Sheo Ram, Sepoy Hari Singh and Sepoy Ajay Kumar sustained bullet injuries during the fierce operation in Village Pinglana of Pulwama district, spokesman said, adding that they were provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but, succumbed to their injuries. Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, 33 years of age, had joined Army in 2011 and hailed from Village Dangwal in Dehradun, Uttrakhand. He is survived by his wife. Havildar Sheo Ram, 36 years of age, had joined Army in 2000 and hailed from Jhunjhunu ,Rajasthan. He is survived by his wife and a son . Coming from Village Rajgarh of Distt Rewari, Haryana, Late Sepoy Hari Singh was 26 years of age and had joined Army in 2011. He is survived by his wife and a son. Sepoy Ajay Kumar hailed from Village Bastikri in Meerut, UP. The soldier was 27 years of age and had joined Army in 2012. He is survived by his wife and a son. The mortal remains of the slain were flown for the last rites to their native places, where they would be laid to rest with full military honors. In this hour of grief, Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved families of the slain and remain committed to their dignity and well being.(KNO)