The mortal remains of Sub Karnail Singh and Hav Ravi Paul of 10 DOGRA were cremated with full military honours in their native hamlets of Shibu Chak (Tehsil Bishnah) of Jammu district and Ramgarh village of Samba district today.
A pal of gloom descended the bordering villagers here after the mortal remains of the two soldiers arrived after being flown to Jammu. Special Indian Airforce helicopter flew in the mortal remains of Singh and Paul of 10 DOGRA at the Technical Area Airforce Station Jammu.
The wreath laying of the two jawans was done by Kavinder Gupta, Speaker J&K legislative Assembly, Ministers- Bali Bhagat, Zulfkar Ali, Chander Parkash Ganga, Jugal Kishore MP, and MLAs -Sat Sharma, Rajesh Gupta.
The wreath was laid on behalf of Dr Jitender Singh, MoS PMO, Ravinder Rana, MLA, Pawan Kotwal, Divisional Commissioner, Danesh Rana, IGP, brotherin-laws of martyr Sub Karnail Singh, Bhav Singh and Devi Raj Saini, Major General Sanjeev Sharma, General Officer Commanding Tiger Division, Air Commodore Ashutosh Lal, Brigadier Randir Singh and other Senior Officers from the Civil Administration and the Army.
The mortal remains were taken to respective hamlets in Jammu and Samba districts. A large number of people had converged at both the places to bid a final adieu to the two soldiers. After final bugle and gun salutes by Army, the duo were cremated amid presence of the family, top officials and huge number of people.
In a programme organized by BJP, State President & MLA Sat Sharma, State General Secretary Ashok Kaul and other leaders paid tributes to the soldiers killed in the Uri terror attack.
Sat Sharma, on this occasion, said that "the fidayeen attack in Uri at the behest of Pakistan is the worst kind of inhuman act and is highly condemnable".
"The terrorist attack at army brigade, which resulted into sacrifices of our brave soldiers, has shook the entire nation and the time has come when Union government should adopt a clear and decisive strategy to teach Pakistan a lesson.
"Whatever the nation is facing in Jammu and Kashmir is due to the blunders committed by Congress under its appeasement policy which promoted separatism and encouraged Pakistan to impose direct and proxy wars against India in Kashmir," he said.
J&K Congress condemned the Uri attack and termed it as a "serious security lapse". Vikram Malhotra- General Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee expressed deep shock and pain over the death of Army personnel and conveyed heartfelt sympathies to the family members of the soldiers.
Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industries (JCCI) held a homage meeting here and condemned the outrageous and cowardice attack by terrorists on Army's Brigade Headquarters yesterday in which 18 Army soldiers were killed.