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Soldier who died in avalanche cremated with full military honours

Soldier Nikhil Sharma had died during an avalanche in Kupwara district on Tuesday evening.

india Updated: Nov 19, 2020, 15:33 IST
HT correspondent
HT correspondent
Hindustan Times, Jammu
25-year-old Nikhil Sharma, killed in the avalanche, was a rifleman. Two other soldiers were injured.
25-year-old Nikhil Sharma, killed in the avalanche, was a rifleman. Two other soldiers were injured. (AP Photo/Representative)

The mortal remains of soldier Nikhil Sharma were consigned to flames on the banks of Devika river in Udhampur with full military honours on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir.

Amid a swarm of people’s bugles sounded the last post, the mortal remains of the brave heart were consigned to flames on the banks of Devika river, said a Defence official.

Rifleman Sharma, aged 25, died and two others were injured when their post was hit by an avalanche in Karnah sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in frontier district of Kupwara, late Tuesday evening.

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The avalanche had hit the Roshan post of the Indian army in Karnah sector on Tuesday at around 8 pm.

Rifleman Nikhil Sharma was posted with the 7 Rashtriya Rifles.

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