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Army Colonel and Major among five martyred in Kashmir

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Col. Ashutosh Sharma

Srinagar: An Army Colonel, a Major two Army jawans and a police sub-inspector were martyred in an encounter with terrorists at a village in Handwara in North Kashmir on Sunday morning.

Two terrorists were killed by the security forces in the Handwara encounter. It was a fierce gun battle that lasted over 8 hours in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Among those martyred on the line of duty is Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Commanding Officer of 21 Rashtriya Rifles (RR). Col Sharma is the only Commanding Officer decorated twice for gallantry in Kashmir.

The Army men & J&K Police man killed in action fighting terrorists and rescuing civilians in Handwara:

Col Ashutosh Sharma, 45
Major Anuj Sood, 31
Naik Rajesh Kumar, 30
Lance Naik Dinesh Singh, 25
Sub-Inspector Shakeel Qazi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to valiant soldiers and security personnel martyred in Handwara in Jammu & Kashmir.

“Tributes to our courageous soldiers and security personnel martyred in Handwara. Their valour and sacrifice will never be forgotten. They served the nation with utmost dedication and worked tirelessly to protect our citizens. Condolences to their families and friends”, the Prime Minister said.

Two IAF men martyred during a Cordon and Search Operation in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar: Two Indian Air Force Garuds, part of a joint security team were martyred in a gunfight during Combined Cordon and Search Operation today in Hajin Village of Bandipora district, Kashmir. The Garuds, Sergeant Khairnar Milind Kishor and Corporal Nilesh Kumar Nayan, were operating with the Army.

On the night of 10 October 2017, an Intelligence report was received by Army, which conveyed that about 6 terrorists were hiding in a house in Hajin village.

when a joint team laid a cordon around the house today at 4 a.m., the terrorists ran out of the house lobbing grenades and firing indiscriminately towards the cordon party. When two of the terrorists, who were firing indiscriminately, were challenged and killed by the Garuds. In the intense operation Sergeant Khairnar Milind Kishor and Corporal Nilesh Kumar Nayan of the IAF sustained serious multiple bullet injuries and were evacuated to Base Hospital, Srinagar where they succumbed to the injuries and were martyred.