Srinagar: Army today paid befitting tribute to Late Sepoy Pushpendra Singh.who made the supreme sacrifice during Counter Infiltration operations on 13 Aug 2018 in Tangdhar Sector of Kupwara district. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to the martyr on behalf of a proud nation. In a show of solidarity, representatives from other security agencies also joined in to pay their last respects to the martyr.
As per sources Late Sepoy Pushpendra Singh sustained bullet injury during the gun battle at Tangdhar, Kupwara district. He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to the 92 Base Hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.
The martyr, Sepoy Pushpendra Singh, was 28 years old and had joined the Army in 2011. He belonged to Village Khutiya of Mathura District, Uttar Pradesh and is survived by his wife and a son.
The mortal remains of the martyr were flown for last rites to his native place, where he would be laid to rest with full military honours. In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved family of the martyr and remains committed to their dignity and well being.