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Two soldiers from Uttrakhand in their 20s martyred during Poonch encounter

Last Updated on October 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

A counter terrorist operation by the army is in progress in the area of Nar Khas Forest in Mendhar, District Poonch since evening of October 14. During the operation, there was heavy exchange of fire and in the ensuing gun fight  Rifleman Vikram Singh Negi and Rifleman Yogambar Singh were critically injured and later succumbed to their injuries.

“Rifleman Vikram Singh Negi and Rifleman Yogambar Singh displayed exemplary courage, devotion and made the supreme sacrifice in line of duty” an army statement read.

“The nation will always remain indebted to these bravehearts for their supreme sacrifice for the nation. Rifleman Vikram Singh Negi, aged  26 years, is resident of Village -Viman Gaon, Post- Khand, Tehsil- Narendra Nagar, District – Tehri Garhwal, Uttrakhand.  Rifleman Yogambar Singh, aged 27 years is resident of Village – Sankari, Post- Trishulla, Tehsil- Pokhari, District – Chamoli, Uttrakhand” the statement read.

The operation is still in progress till the last report came in