Jammu, Oct 28: Armymen on Friday paid tributes to the soldiers who laid down their lives thwarting terrorists in Arnia Sector of Jammu on Thursday. Eleven people, including four militants, four civilians and three civilians were killed in the gunbattle that continued over two days.
The last rites of Naik Kulwinder Singh, a resident of Jalandhar district of Punjab, Naik Jagsir Singh, a resident of Mansa district of Punjab, both from the 5th Battalion, the Sikh Light Infantry (OP HILL) and Paratrooper Balwinder Singh, a resident of Dhar Kalan district in Punjab of 1 PARA (Special Forces) were performed with full honours.
While a wreath was laid on behalf of Gen Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen K J Singh, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Command, laid a wreath on behalf of all ranks of Western Command.
NK Jagsir Singh
NK Kulwinder Singh
PTR Balvinder Singh
Also present at the ceremony were Lt Gen Rajeev Tewari, General Officer Commanding 9 Corps and other officers and jawans.