Srinagar 15 November (KNB): Army on Sunday paid tribute to soldiers killed in Pakistan firing along the Loc at Uri and Gurez sectors of north Kashmir on Friday.
In a statement issued to news agency Kashmir News Bureau, Army paid tribute to Havildar Hardhan Chandra Roy, Naik Satai Bhushan Rameshrao, Gunner Subodh Ghosh and Sepoy Jondhale Rushikesh Ramchandra. The four soldiers made the supreme sacrifice on 13 November in North Kashmir.
“In a solemn ceremony at BB Cant, Lt Gen BS Raju, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to the gallant soldiers on behalf of the proud and grateful nation,” statement read.
It stated, “On 13 November, Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked Ceasefire Violations in multiple Sectors of Kashmir. Late Havildar Hardhan Chandra Roy and Late Gunner Subodh Ghosh of the Refiment of Artillery were deployed in Uri Sector while Late Naik Satai Bhushan Rameshrao and Late Sepoy Jondhale Rushikesh Ramchandra of the Maratha Light Infantry were deployed in Gurez Sector.”
Further stated that in unprovoked Artillery Shelling by Pakistan Army, these bravehearts received multiple splinter injuries.
“They were provided immediate medical aid and evacuated to nearest military medical facility but unfortunately succumbed to their injuries,” it said.
Officials stated that Late Havildar Hardhan Chandra Roy, was 38 years old, r/o Village Mhedhipara of Futkibari Tehsil in Dhubri District Assam, had joined the Army in 2001 and is survived by his wife and son, adding that Late Naik Satai Bhushan Rameshrao (28 years old) hailed from Village Kotal in Nagpur District, Maharashtra, had joined the Army in 2011 and is survived by his parents.
Officials stated that Late Gunner Subodh Ghosh (22 years old) had joined the Army in 2017, belonged to Village Raghunathpur of Tehatta Tehsil in Nadia District, West Bengal and is survived by his wife and parents, adding that Late Sepoy Jondhale Rushikesh Ramchandra (20 years old) hailed from Village Bahirewadi of Ajara Tehsil in Kolhapur District, Maharashtra, had joined the Army in 2019 and is survived by his parents.
“Chinar Corps also acknowledged the supreme sacrifice of Sub-Inspector Rakesh Doval of Border Security Force who laid down his life during the Ceasefire Violation in Naugam Sector,” statement read.
Officials stated that the mortal remains of the bravehearts were taken for last rites to their native places, where they would be laid to rest with full military honours, adding that in this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with these bereaved families and remains committed to their dignity and well-being. (KNB)