The Army on Thursday bid farewell to Naik Jagadish who was killed in last week’s ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

A wreath laying ceremony was organised in honour of the martyr, who laid down his life guarding the nation’s frontiers while serving at the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch last week, a defence spokesman said.

“A military send-off was organised, wherein, GOC Ace of Spades Division among other military dignitaries, laid wreaths on behalf of Lt Gen D Anbu, Army Commander, Northern Command and Lt Gen Saranjeet Singh, GOC White Knight Corps,” he said.

Naik Jagadish, 34, belonged to Gandashu village in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. He is survived by his wife Usha Devi and two children.

“He was a dedicated, brave and sincere soldier and a thorough professional. The nation will remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty. He will continue to motivate the future generations,” the spokesman said.

Thirteen people, including seven civilians and six jawans, were killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the LoC and International Border in Jammu region last week.