India’s fallen heroes: The 18 soldiers who lost their lives in Uri attack
Sunday’s militant attack on an army base in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir has claimed the lives of eighteen soldiers. While 17 soldiers died on Sunday, the army confirmed that one more critically injured soldier succumbed to his injuries today, pushing the death toll to 18.
The armed militants lobbed grenades at their tents and barracks where the soldiers were sleeping. The ensuing fire led to a large number of casualties. 28 injured soldiers had been airlifted to a military hospital on Sunday.
“We salute the sacrifice of 17 soldiers who were martyred in the operation,” the army said in a statement. Lieutenant General DS Hooda, army commander and all ranks of Northern Command also expressed deep condolences to the families of dead.
All across the country, families and states mourned their dead. The fallen soldiers belonged to Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkand, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Here are the names of the soldiers who lost their lives in the attack: