An army officer was killed on Sunday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara’s Machhil sector where he slipped into a deep gorge while patrolling the area.

Army spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia, confirmed that an officer was martyred on Sunday in the line of duty, succumbing to grievous injuries sustained while on patrol along the LoC in Machhil Sector (Kupwara).

He succumbed to grievous injuries sustained while on a patrol along the LoC.

Police identified him as Army’s Major Vikas Singh (30) of 57 RR. He slipped into the gorge during a patrol in Kumkadi area of Haihama along the Line of Control (LoC).

The officer was initially shifted to military hospital Drugmulla from where he was later referred to 92 Base hospital at Badamibagh in Srinagar where he later died.