The Indian army on Monday, October 21, paid their last salute in Kupwara to the two army soldiers who were martyred when the Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Tanghar sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. The remains of the two soldiers identified as- Padam Bahadur Shreshtha and Rifleman Gambhir Kumar Shreshtha were draped in the tri-colour when the Indian army paid their tribute. According to reports, Padam Bahadur Shreshtha was a resident of Assam and is survived by his wife, while Rifleman Gambhir Kumar Shreshtha was a resident of Palpa district in Nepal. He is survived by his mother, stated reports. Several ceasefire violations have been taking place in many sectors across Kashmir including Uri, Rajouri and Poonch.
The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire in Tanghar sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Sunday. During the ceasefire, two soldiers were martyred. Further, one civilian was killed, and three others were injured. A 27-year-old woman was killed in firing during the ceasefire violation. According to reports, the incident happened in the Shahpur Kerni sector of Poonch district. Along with it, two houses were damaged in the encounter. The ceasefire also destroyed two cars, two cowsheds which housed over 19 sheep and cattle, and one rice godown.
According to the Director-General of Police (DGP), Dilbag Singh, the ceasefire violations from Pakistan are carried out so that terrorists can infiltrate into the valley. He had further stated that these attempts by the Pakistani troops are thwarted by the Indian army personnel. Even though heavy security measures have been taken by the Indian army personnel, a significant number of terrorists are currently active along the border.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the martyred soldiers and saluted the police forces and their families on Monday. PM Modi stated that "our police personnel perform their duties with utmost diligence." He further said that the courage in the police and army force is something that motivates everyone.
We salute our police forces, their families and remember with pride those brave police personnel martyred in the line of duty today on Police Commemoration Day.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 21, 2019
Our police personnel perform their duties with utmost diligence. Their courage always motivates us. pic.twitter.com/x2UUje3fRB