A wreath-laying ceremony for four Army personnel who lost their lives during the encounter operation of the terrorists in the thickly forested terrain in Kalakote at Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir was held in Jammu on Friday.
The ceremony, led by LG Manoj Sinha and attended by esteemed senior officials, paid heartfelt tributes to the fallen soldiers who were engaged in a fierce firefight with terrorists in Dharamsala’s Bajimaal area. Hav Abdul Majid, a Poonch resident, will be remembered with a wreath-laying ceremony in his hometown.
Tragically, five soldiers, including two Army Captains, lost their lives in the intense encounter that unfolded on Wednesday. The joint operation, orchestrated by the Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police, successfully neutralized two terrorists, including the notorious Quari – a top LeT commander and sniper responsible for orchestrating heinous attacks.
The Army, post-operation, disclosed the recovery of substantial quantities of ‘War Like Stores’ from the encounter site, underscoring the intensity of the combat. Quari’s elimination is deemed a significant setback to the resurgence of terrorism in Rajouri’s Poonch areas, as affirmed by an army official.
In a heart-wrenching display of respect, army officers and soldiers were captured in visuals paying their final respects during the wreath-laying ceremony in Jammu. The sacrifice of these valiant soldiers stands as a stark reminder of the unwavering commitment to national security.