Srinagar: Army on Friday paid tributes to the slain solider, Naik Praveen, who died in an explosion yesterday in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
As per a statement issue here, the body of the soldier was taken to his native village at Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand for last rites.
The statement said that keeping with the highest traditions of the Indian Armed Forces, Naik Praveen made the supreme sacrifice for the nation. “The fallen soldier belongs to Tehri Garhwal region of Uttarakhand and is survived by his wife and six year old son,” the statement said.
It added that the nation will remain indebted to his valour and bravery. “The mortal remains of the soldier were taken to his native village after wreath laying ceremony at Udhampur today,” the statement said.
It added that based on specific intelligence, a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) was launched in the general area Patitohalan in Shopian district.
During the move to the target area, an explosion took place in a civil hired vehicle, being used for the operation, resulting in injuries to three Army soldiers.
The injured personnel were immediately shifted and given first aid at District Hospital, Shopian and thereafter evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar. Naik Praveen, who was grievously injured, was further referred to Command Hospital, Udhampur, where he succumbed to his injuries.