The Army gave a befitting farewell to soldiers on Monday in a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Srinagar.
Laying Wreath on behalf of the Army, the Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen Satish Dua paid rich tributes to the gallant soldiers.
The Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti also paid homage to the martyrs and expressed her grief over the tragic loss. After laying the wreath, she also visited the Army Base Hospital where she met the injured soldiers and wished for their speedy recovery.
In a show of solidarity, officials from the State govt, administration and other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the martyrs.
Among those present were the Chief Secretary Sri BR Sharma, Home Secretary Sri Rk Goyal, DGP Mr Rajendra kumar, DG HG/SDRF Mr Gopal Reddy, Spl DGP Coordination and Law & Order Mr SP Vaid, ADG Security Mr Dilbag Singh, ADG Armed Police, Mr L Mohanti, Divisional Commissioner Mr Baseer Ahmad Khan, Joint Director IB Mr Harmeet Singh and IGs of JKP, BSF, CRPF.
The Mortal remains of the martyrs have been taken to their respective hometowns where their last rites will be performed by the family members. The Army stands beside the bereaved families in their loss and shares their grief and pain.