Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami paid tribute to soldiers who had died while fighting terrorists in the Rajouri area of Jammu & Kashmir.
Lance Naik Ruchin Singh Rawat, who perished in an explosion during the confrontation, was a native of Garsen in the state’s Chamoli district. One of the five soldiers slain in the clash was Lance Naik Rawat.
Paratrooper Siddhant Chettri, Naik Arvind Kumar, Hav Neelam Singh, and Paratrooper Pramod Negi were the names of the other four dead troops.
On 5 May, a counterterrorism operation in the Kandi neighbourhood of Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, resulted in the deaths of five soldiers in total.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday arrived in Jammu to take stock of the situation in the ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists in Rajouri’s Kandi area.
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and Army Chief General Manoj Pande received the Union minister on his arrival here.
The five soldiers were killed during the anti-terror ‘Operation Trinetra’ of the Indian Army with Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF.
This morning, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha paid tribute to the five Army personnel who lost their lives.
The Indian Army is conducting operations to flush out a group of terrorists involved in an ambush on an army truck in the Tota Gali area of Bhata Dhurian in the Jammu region about a fortnight ago, where another five soldiers lost lives.