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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Army pays tribute to late jawan Naik Mahadev

VASCO: Army on Monday paid a befitting tribute with full military honours to its valiant soldier Naik Gawade Pandurang Mahadev who had attained martyrdom on Monday during an operation in Kupwara Sector.
The press information bureau defence wing has disclosed that homage was paid to the valour and sacrifice of the late soldier in a solemn ceremony held at Badami Bagh Cantonment Srinagar on Monday.
Naik Gawade Pandurang Mahadev had been critically injured in a fierce encounter which resulted in the elimination of five heavily armed terrorists on May 21 in Durgmulla Kupwara.
“The soldier was part of the column which initially located and engaged the terrorists hiding in a cluster of houses. He was evacuated to the Military Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries on Monday. The martyr is survived by his wife and two young children,” stated the press release.
Pride and honour for the martyr were all palpable as the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen Satish Dua and all ranks of Chinar Corps laid wreaths to salute the soldier in his last journey.
The Corps Commander said that such exemplary acts always serve as an inspiration to the present and future generations and that such sacrifice will never go in vain.
Meanwhile, the mortal remains of the soldier were expected to reach Dabolim airport by Indigo airlines during the late night on Monday. The mortal remains will be further taken to the native place of the solider in Amboli village of Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra for the final rites to be held on Tuesday with military honours.

NT Network Goa News

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