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Army pays tribute to soldier killed in Kakapore terror attack

PTI | Srinagar |

Army today paid tribute to Sepoy Vikram Singh killed in a militant attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on May 27.

In a solemn ceremony at Badamibagh cantonment here, Corps Commander Lt Gen A K Bhatt and all ranks paid homage to the martyr on behalf of a proud nation, a defence spokesman said.

In a show of solidarity, representatives from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyr, he said.

Sepoy Vikram Singh (25) belonged to Ladpur village in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. He had joined the forces in 2013. He is survived by his wife.

He sustained bullet injury during a “cowardly and provocative standoff attack” by the militants on Kakapore Army camp in Pulwama district, the spokesman said.

The soldier was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.

“The mortal remains of the martyr were flown for last rites to his native place, where he would be laid to rest with full military honours,” the spokesman said, adding the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved family and remains committed to their dignity and well being.