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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      bil
      Jun 5, 2017 at 1:08 am
      NOW THEIR FAMILIES WILL RUN FROM PILLAR TO POST FOR SMALL AMOUNTS OF MONEY WHILST THE MIAO MIAO ARMY CHIE AFRAID OF PUNISHING STAN WILL THINK OF NEW WAYS TO PUNISH SAHAYAKS WHO COMPLAIN ABOUT MISTREATMENT.
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        RS
        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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            Paddy Chan
            Jun 4, 2017 at 9:09 pm
            Salute for the brave soliders.
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              George Cruz
              Jun 4, 2017 at 7:49 pm
              If one looks around the globe the Islamic terror groups around the globe like Al Qaeda, ISIS, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, Taliban, LeT, Hurriyat, JeM, JeL, JeS,JeQ, IM, SIMI, Libya Islamic, etc are responsible for terror/k-i-l-l-i-n-g of millions of innocent people based on the ideologies of Jihad/Sharia. Since 1947, the Kashmir separatist Muslim terror groups in Kashmir are and have responsible for the murders of brave Indian soldiers, are and have been committing anti-national activities like pelting stones at the CRPF personnel, hoisting Pak flag, and Muslim women in burqa shouting anti-India slogans. Why still anti-national Muslims from the left oriented states (Kashmir, Kerala & W.Bengal???) still blaming others and the larger Hindus for heinous kil s carried by their own brainwashed brothers?????
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                RS
                Jun 5, 2017 at 1:16 am
                If you must comment on a subject then it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the issues. You are correct about the Muslims that use their misguided interpretation of their religion to commit crimes against humanity. But you are wrong about Kashmir. There was no problem in Kashmir up until the 1970s. If you go to Kashmir and visit any of the burial grounds you well see countless graves of young Muslim boys killed by the security forces. Many of them had committed no crime. No one int the media or the government talks about that.What is happening in Kashmir today is the largely the reaction to the discriminatory policies of successive Hindu governments in Delhi against a state with a majority Muslim population.
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                samir
                Jun 4, 2017 at 5:11 pm
                These low caste soldiers are used as fodder by bra-man manuwadi chanakya
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                  Hedonist
                  Jun 4, 2017 at 4:45 pm
                  Muslims are in constant state of war. They bombed London yesterday.
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                    muzafar
                    Jun 4, 2017 at 5:47 pm
                    Ur raped 5 yr old in Bangeluru, keep it up!
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