J-K: Army bids solemn farewell to soldier killed in Rajouri encounter

A mournful wreath-laying ceremony was performed for Army Rifleman Ravi Kumar, who was killed in an encounter with terrorists on Tuesday in Narla in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. On Wednesday, the Army said a sorrowful farewell to the dead jawan.
In a statement, the Army’s Jammu-based White Knight Corps said, “The White Knight Corps salutes Rifleman Ravi’s supreme sacrifice during OP SUJALIGALA in the highest traditions of the Indian Army.” His unflinching passion and service to our country will be remembered forever.” Meanwhile, another terrorist was killed in the ongoing battle with security troops on Wednesday.
“Another terrorist (second) was gunned down in the ongoing encounter in Narla area of Rajouri,” Mukesh Singh, additional director general of police (ADGP), Jammu, said.
Earlier, on Tuesday, a top police officer said one terrorist was shot dead and a solider, too, lost his life in the encounter that broke out in the Narla area of Rajouri. Three security personnel, including a Special Police Officer (SPO), also sustained injuries in the exchange of fire.
“One terrorist neutralised; One Army jawan lost his life, three others including one police SPO injured in the ensuing encounter in Rajouri district,” Singh was quoted as saying in a statement on Tuesday.
A six-year-old dog (female labrador) from the army’s canine unit laid down her life shielding her handler during the encounter on Tuesday.
The Public Relations Officer, Indian Army, Jammu informed through a statement on Tuesday that Kent, a canine from the 21 Army Dog Unit, was leading a group of soldiers on the trail of fleeing terrorists when it came under heavy fire and succumbed at the scene.

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