New Delhi/Guwahati: The mortal remains of Havildar Padam Bahadur Shrestha, who lost his life in unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Tangdhar sector of Kupawara along the Line of Control on Saturday night, will arrive at Dimapur Airport in Nagaland around 1 pm on Tuesday.
From there, his mortal remains will be brought to his residence in Assam’s Golaghat district via road.
Two Indian soldiers — Hav Shrestha and Rifleman Gamil Kumar Shrestha — and a civilian were killed and three others injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Saturday night.
Massive arrangements have also been made at Shrestha’s native place at Dighali village in Golaghat district to conduct his last rites with full state and military honours.
“General Bipin Rawat #COAS and all ranks salute the supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers & offer deepest condolences to the families,” Indian Army tweeted.
Indian Army’s Northern Command in a Tweet said, “#LtGenRanbirSingh, #ArmyCdrNC and all ranks salute the supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers & offer deepest condolences to the families.”
Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat said, “We had information that terror camps are operating in PoK in areas opposite Keran, Tangdhar and Nowgam sectors which we call the Leepa valley. These were targeted. At 6-10 Pakistani soldiers were killed in the attack. A similar number of terrorists have also been killed.”
Earlier, defence minister Rajnath Singh spoke to top army officials, including the Army Chief, on Sunday to take stock of the ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir in which two Indian soldiers and a civilian were killed.