J-K: Infiltration bid foiled, 1 jawan killed

Kupwara : An Indian Army soldier, Pushpendra Singh, was killed after an infiltration bid was foiled by the armed forces in Tangdhar Sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara District.

“Chinar Corps Cadre and all ranks salute the supreme sacrifice of Sepoy Pushpendra Singh, who laid down his life in foiling infiltration bid in Tangdhar Sector on August 13, 2018, and offer condolences to the family,” read a post on the Twitter handle of Chinar Corps of the Indian Army.

On August 7, four Army personnel, including a Major, lost their lives while foiling an infiltration bid in north Kashmir’s Gurez Sector.

The deceased were identified as Major KP Rane, hawaldars Jamie Singh and Vikramjeet and rifleman Mandeep.

There were eight terrorists who tried to infiltrate, of which the Army killed four terrorists, while the rest escaped. The terrorists fired at the soldiers near the 36 Rashtriya Rifles post at Govind Nallah along the LoC. (ANI)