Two soldiers of Uttarakhand were martyred in an encounter with terrorists in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. On Monday, five soldiers including a JCO were martyred while taking on the terrorists. Seven soldiers have been martyred in encounters with terrorists in the last four days. Defense spokesman Lt Col Devendra Anand said, “The nation will always be indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice for the country.”
Defense spokesman Devendra Anand said that on Thursday evening, an encounter with the terrorists was going on in the forest area of Mendhar in Poonch district. During this, Riflemen Vikram Singh Negi and Yogmber Singh were seriously injured from the army side. Both died during treatment.
Colonel Anand said, “Rifleman Vikram Singh Negi and Rifleman Yogmber Singh displayed exemplary courage and made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.” “The nation will always be indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice for the country,” he said.
He told that Rifleman Vikram Singh Negi (26 years) was a resident of Viman village in Tehri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand. At the same time, Rifleman Yogmber Singh (27 years) was a resident of Sankri village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. He said that the operation is still on. The spokesman said that some terrorists had escaped during the encounter, which is being searched.
An army official said, “On Monday, a group of terrorists killed five soldiers, including an army JCO, in Chamer forest. There is a possibility that this is the same terrorist group from which the army operation is going on. The army had launched a massive search operation in the forest located between the border districts of Rajouri and Poonch to eliminate the terrorists. The area is hilly and very dense, hence the army is facing difficulties during the operation.
A senior army officer said that the death of seven soldiers including a JCO within four days is undoubtedly an irreparable loss to us. Apart from this, terrorist camps across the border are still intact. The opposition and Kashmiri Pandits in Jammu and Kashmir have also expressed their serious concern over the sudden increase in terror attacks and killings of civilians in the region, saying that the situation is heading towards 1990. He has requested the Center to intervene in the matter and take effective steps immediately.