One of 2 soldiers killed in LoC firing hails from Assam, mortal remains to reach Dimapur on Oct 22

One of 2 soldiers killed in LoC firing hails from Assam, mortal remains to reach Dimapur on Oct 22

GUWAHATI | Oct 21, 2019:

One of the two Indian soldiers, who were killed in artillery firing by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Tangdhar sector on the intervening night of October 19 and 20, was an Amy jawan hailing from Assam.

He has been identified as Hawaldar Padam Bahadur Shrestha, hailing from Dighali Pather village in Golaghat district of Assam. The other jawan was identified as Rifleman Gamil Kumar Shrestha hailing from Nepal.

According to Defence PRO Guwahati, Lt Col P Khongsai, the mortal remains of (L) Hav Padam Bahudur Shrestha will arrive at Dimapur Airport by AI- 709 on October 22 at 12.55 pm.

During the firing on the intervening night of October 19 and 20, the Indian Army managed to destroy four terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) where a number of terrorists were killed in retaliatory artillery firing by India following the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, Army chief, General Bipin Rawat said.

In the attack, one civilian was also killed and three others injured. The deceased civilian has been identified as Mohammed Sadiq, 55. The three injured civilians have been identified as Mohammed Maqbool, 70, Mohammed Shafi, 50, and Yusuf Hamid, 22.

Assam Health Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma took to Twitter to acknowledge and salute the martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.

"Salute to Protectors & Pride of India! Condolences to families of martyrs Hawaldar Padam Bahadur Shrestha (Assam) & Rifleman Gamil Kumar Shrestha who lost their lives to artillery firing by Pakistan along Line of Control in #Tangdhar J&K on intervening night of Oct 19 & 20," he tweeted.

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