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Indian Army pays tributes to soldiers killed in Kashmir convoy attack

Srinagar: The Army on Sunday paid tributes to two of its soldiers killed in a militant ambush on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Saturday.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

"Army paid befitting tributes to two of its comrades who had attained martyrdom in a dastardly terrorist action on an Army convoy in Qazigund," spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told media.

The ceremony at Badamibagh Cantonment was attended by senior officials from other security forces and civil administration, including state police chief.

The two soldiers who lost their lives were Naik Dipak Kumar Maity and Manivannan G.

Maity, 43, had joined the Army in 1997 and hailed from Midnapur in West Bengal. He is survived by his wife Rikta and a 13-year-old daughter.

Manivannan, 25, hailed from Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu and had donned the uniform in 2013. He is survived by his parents, mother G. Chinnaponnu and father Gopal G.

The mortal remains of the soldiers will be flown to their home towns where the last rites will be performed with full military honours, the spokesperson said.

Updated Date: Jun 04, 2017 13:31 PM

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