Army holds sending-off ceremony for four soldiers killed in Rajouri ceasefire violation

Jammu: The army on Sunday bid farewell to four soldiers who were killed in Saturday's ceasefire violation in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

General Officer Commanding of White Knight Corps Lieutenant General Saranjeet Singh laid wreaths at a military send-off in Jammu which was attended by senior Army officers, police officers and other ranks, a defence spokesperson said.

 Army holds sending-off ceremony for four soldiers killed in Rajouri ceasefire violation

The army pays respects to soldiers killed in Saturday's ceasefire. PTI

Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, Speaker of Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta and some other ministers of the state also attended the ceremony and paid tributes to the slain soldiers, he said.

Saranjeet said the soldiers' sacrifice would motivate the future generations. "The nation will remain forever indebted for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty of our heroes," he said.

A separate ceremony was held in Udhampur where GOC-in-C northern command Lieutenant General D Anbu laid the wreaths, the spokesman said.

Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas (32) of Maharashtra, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh (34) and Lance Naik Kuldeep Singh (30) of Punjab, and Sepoy Pargat Singh (30) of Haryana were killed in a cross-border firing by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Keri sector.

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Updated Date: Dec 25, 2017 08:26:00 IST