Srinagar, May 7: Army on Sunday, May 8 paid floral tributes to Sepoy Ramesh Chand Yadav, who was killed in an exchange of fire with militants in Kupwara Sector of north Kashmir.
Homage was paid to the valour and sacrifice of the late soldier in a solemn ceremony held at Badami Bagh Cantonment, defence spokesperson Col N N Joshi said here.
Yadav was a member of the Army team that foiled an infiltration bid along Line of Control in Kupwara sector yesterday after a group of militants was intercepted by the troops deployed on LoC, he said.
This led to a gunbattle in which Yadav sustained gun shot wounds and succumbed to his injuries, the spokesperson said.
Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen Satish Dua and all ranks of the Corps laid wreaths to salute the soldier's final journey. Wreath was also laid on behalf of the Northern Army Commander, he said.