Indian Army pays tribute to soldiers martyred in militant ambush

The two soldiers were martyred in the ambush carried out by Hizbul Mujahideen on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 4, 2017 2:06 pm
kashmir, kashmir militant attack, Qazigund attack, hizbul mujahideen The mortal remains of the soldiers will be flown to their native places where the last rites will be performed with full military honours. (Source: ANI_news/Twitter)

Indian Army on Sunday paid tribute to the two soldiers — Naik Dipak Kumar Maity and Manivannan G — who were killed in Saturday’s militant ambush on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. “Army paid befitting tributes to two of its comrades who had attained martyrdom in a dastardly terrorist action on an Army convoy in Qazigund,” spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia was quoted as saying by IANS.

“Army paid befitting tributes to two of its comrades who had attained martyrdom in a dastardly terrorist action on an Army convoy in Qazigund,” spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia was quoted as saying by IANS. The mortal remains of the soldiers will be flown to their native places where the last rites will be performed with full military honours, the spokesperson added.

The martyrs were honoured in a ceremony at Badamibagh cantonment. It was attended by senior officials from other security forces and civil administration, including Jammu and Kashmir police chief.

Hailing from Midnapur in West Bengal, Maity (43) began his Army career in 1997. He is survived by his wife Rikta and a 13-year-old daughter. Manivannan (25)  belonged to Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu and had joined the Army in 2013. He is survived by his parents, mother G Chinnaponnu and father Gopal G.

Four others were injured during the Saturday attack in south Kashmir’s Qazigund area. Officials said the militants, hiding in bushes and behind trees, fired at the convoy and fled the spot. The attack took place near Hillar village when the convoy was heading to Srinagar from Jammu. Militant outfit Hizbul Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the attack.

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        Jun 5, 2017 at 12:59 am
        Paying tribute is good first step. These patriots who have laid down their lives for the country deserve much more. Here are some suggestions: Give employment to one family member immediately. Provide free education and related expenses to all of the children of these martyrs up until a Bachelor's degree or equivalent. Provide rent free accommodation for at least the next five years. Give the family a cash reward of minimum twenty five lacks.
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          samir
          Jun 4, 2017 at 9:35 pm
          Anyone can feel blind paid bhakt propa a is not having any effect on poor ppl of india and they will teach a be ing lesson to sanghis illiterates in 2019 for making them fool and robbing off their hard earned money. MMS was a gentleman scholar and that's why he did not finish sanghis while in power. It was his only mistake. The new govt. in 2019 will open all cases of riots, loot and fraud against bjp rss and it will banned and all ins utions and judiciary will be free of sanghi.
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          1. Paddy Chan
            Jun 4, 2017 at 9:09 pm
            Salute for the brave soliders.
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