Wreath-laying ceremony of Indian Army’s Lance Naik Sandeep Singh

Srinagar, Sep 25: Wreath-laying ceremony of Indian Army’s Lance Naik Sandeep Singh held in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar on Tuesday.

The soldier had lost his life in action during an anti-infiltration operation in Tangdhar sector yesterday.

He was a part of team that carried out the surgical strike in 2016. Singh is survived by his wife and 5-yr-old son.

“In a solemn ceremony at the Badami Bagh Cantonment, Lieutenant General A.K. Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to the martyr on behalf of a proud nation,” Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said here.

Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh and representatives from various security agencies were also present.

The Lance Naik had suffered bullet injuries during an operation in the Tangdhar sector in which five terrorists were eliminated. He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but he succumbed to his injuries, Kalia added.

Singh, 30, had joined the Army in 2007 and belonged to Kotla Khurd village in Gurdaspur district of Punjab.

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