‘Army pays tributes to soldier died in Machil sector due to fall’


GOC Satish Dua‘Army pays tributes to soldier died in Machil sector due to fall’
KG News Desk
Srinagar, May 8: Army on Sunday paid tribute to slain soldier who list his life while guarding fence along LoC in Machhil sector.
“A Territorial Army soldier died yesterday while he was patrolling the anti-infiltration fence along the Line of Control in Machhal Sector of Jammu and Kashmir”, an army spokesman in a statement issued here said.
“Sepoy Kishori Lal Rathore (23) of 175 TA who was returning back to his unit after performing his duty at JP post near Jat Gali area along Line of Control (LoC) and suddenly he fell down into a gorge in the area”.
Kishori Lal, a resident of village Dhar area of Drapshlla of Kishtwar district was shifted to army hospital Drugmulla in unconscious state. However, doctors present there declared him brought dead.
“Lal had joined the Territorial Army last year. Born to a family of farmers, he is proudly remembered by his peers for his indomitable spirit, a very high camaraderie quotient, commitment towards duty and thrust of achieving higher goals”, the spokesman said.
He was physically tough and was a natural choice to his team to undertake challenging tasks and he proved it last month when he was part of a detachment which repaired a critical portion of the fence in record time, the spokesman claimed.
Paying tributes to the slain soldier, Lt Gen Satish Dua, GOC Chinar Corps “saluted” the courage and selflessness of Sepoy Kishori lal whose commitment to work can be gauged from the fact that he volunteered to supervise the work in the most difficult part of the terrain, the spokesman said.
He saluted the bereaved families and offering his condolences for their loss, The General Officer reaffirmed the Army’s commitment towards looking after their honour and well being, he said.
The mortal remains of the slain soldier was flown in an army helicopter from Srinagar to Kishtwar (J&K) for cremation at his village with full military honours.
Meanwhile, speedy resuscitation of the anti-infiltration is undertaken every year soon after snow melts. This is vital to maintain a robust anti-infiltration posture and prevent infiltration of terrorists through the highly treacherous areas along the Line of Control, the spokesman said.
The soldier was immediately evacuated by helicopter to Army Base Hospital at Srinagar, however he succumbed to his injuries, he added.