Three state soldiers martyred in avalanche
The 21 Rajput Regiment jawans were deployed at an outposts in the Machil sector when they were martyred in the avalanche at around 4.30pm.Updated: Feb 03, 2018 21:52 IST
Three Army soldiers hailing from Rajasthan died in an avalanche at Machil sector in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.
The 21 Rajput Regiment jawans — Balveer Singh, 33, resident of Anjari village in Bharatpur district, Kamlesh Singh, resident of Mahar Gujar Was village in Jhunjhunu district and Rajendra Singh, resident of Maithana village in Alwar district — were deployed at an outposts in the Machil sector when they were martyred in the avalanche at around 4.30pm.
Army sources said their mortal remains will be brought to Jaipur by an aircraft from Srinagar on Saturday. The bodies were then sent to the native places of the soldiers by road.
Balveer Singh had jointed the army in 2001. He had visited his house last time in October and resumed the duty on November 14. He survives by his wife Guddi Devi and two sons, Gaurav (9) and Mohit (5). His younger brother Mukesh Singh is also in the army and the youngest brother Balram Singh is a farmer.
Balveer Singh’s father Devkaran Singh said that he was proud of his son who sacrificed his life for the nation. “So far, we have not informed his wife and mother,” he said.
Mohan Shyam, a resident of Anjari village, said that the villagers were waiting for the mortal remains of the martyr. “He (Balveer Singh) was very well behaved and interested in playing games. Village can’t forget his sacrifice,” he said. Remembering the martyr, retired captain Pratap Singh said that not just the villagers or the district people, but the entire state is proud of Balveer Singh’s sacrifice for the country.