Jaipur: The mortal remains of three soldiers, who lost their lives in an avalanche in Kupwara, were brought here Saturday by air.
The aircraft with the mortal remains Kamlesh Singh, a resident of Jhunjhunu, Rajendra, hailing from Alwar and Balveer, a resident of Bharatpur, landed at Sanganer airport, a defence spokesperson said.
the bodies were sent from the airport to their respective hometown by road, he said.
Cremation will take place at their respective native places, the spokesperson added.
The three soldiers’ post under 21 Rajput in Machil sector of Jammu and Kashmir came under the avalanche yesterday.
In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, Corps Commander, Chinar Corps and all ranks paid homage to the martyrs on behalf of a proud nation.
Late Hav Kamlesh Singh, Nk Balveer and Sep Rajendra were part of a Patrol party which was serving in the formidable heights along the line of control and got swept away during an avalanche. Concerted efforts of Avalanche Rescue Team have led to the recovery of mortal remains of our comrades.
Late Hav Kamlesh Singh, 39 years of age, had joined the Army in 1999 and hailed from Village Mahara Gujarwas located in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Coming from Village Anjari in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, Nk Balveer was 31 years old and had donned the uniform in 2003. He is survived by his wife and two sons.
The young martyr Sep Rajendra was only 24 years in age and had joined the Army in 2012. He belonged to Village Maithna of Alwar district in Rajasthan and is survived by his wife.