During an area domination patrol in Naushera sector in district Rajouri of J&K, a mine blast occurred, wherein, two Indian Army soldiers suffered critical injuries and later succumbed.
Another soldier who received injuries was evacuated and is under treatment. “Lt Rishi Kumar and Sepoy Manjit Singh were brave and extremely committed to the profession of soldiering and have made the supreme sacrifice for the nation in the line of active duty” said an army spokesperson.
Lt Rishi Kumar is resident of Begusarai, Bihar. Sepoy Manjit Singh is resident of – Sirvewala, Bhatinda, Punjab