Nation will forever remain indebted to bravehearts: Sinha
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today laid a wreath and paid homage to Col Manpreet Singh and Major Aashish Dhonchak, who made supreme sacrifice in an operation against terrorists in Anantnag.
â€œMy deepest condolences to their families. The grateful nation will forever remain indebted to the bravehearts,â€ the Lt Governor said.
The mortal remains of the bravehearts will be sent to their respective native places for last rites with full military honours.
Meanwhile, the exchange of fire between security forces and militants continued for the second consecutive day today in Gadool forest area of Kokernag hamlet in South Kashmirâ€™s Anantnag district Army pressing high tech gadgets.
An official said that intermittent exchange of fire between security forces and the hiding militants remained on throughout the day as the operation was put on a halt after the darkness this evening.
A police official said that security forces have encircled two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants including Uzair Khanm, a local militant at Gadool area of Kokernag.
â€œIn solemn tribute to the unwavering valor of Col Manpreet Singh, Major Aashish Dhonchak & DySP Humayun Bhat, who laid down their lives leading from the front during this ongoing operation. Our forces persist with unwavering resolve as they encircle 2 LeT terrorists including Uzair Khan,â€ Police said in a post on â€˜Xâ€™, formerly known as Twitter.