Indian Army and government express a gesture of solidarity and pay tribute to the martyred Jawaans of Handwara. These soldiers lost their lives while battling to save the civillians.
An Indian army Colonel, a Major and three other security personnel lost their lives in an encounter with terrorists at a village in Handwara, Kashmir. The gunbattle began on 2nd May 2020, Saturday and continued for about 12 hours. It also resulted in the killing of two terrorists. The joint team comprised of five army personnel and a J&K police officer who reached the area and managed to rescue the civilians. The team entered the house of a civilian to prevent the hostage situation but they found out that it was already attacked by the terrorists. Heavy fire broke post that and took the lives of the Jawaans.
As reported by ANI, an Army official said, “Four Indian Army personnel including the Commanding Officer, Major of 21 Rashtriya Rifles unit along with 2 soldiers and one Jammu and Kashmir Police Jawaan lost their lives in an encounter in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir”.
The government officials and the Indian Army paid a tribute in order to express solidarity through Twitter, take a look:
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.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 3, 2020
I bow to our soldiers and security personnel martyred while protecting our motherland during an encounter with terrorists in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir. Nation will always remain indebted to their supreme sacrifice. My deepest condolences to their bereaved families.
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) May 3, 2020
#IndianArmy#LtGenYKJoshi, #ArmyCdrNC and all ranks salute the supreme sacrifice of the #Bravehearts; offer deepest condolences to the families.@adgpi@SpokespersonMoD@JmuKmrPolice pic.twitter.com/Cg3GLyhgdg
— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) May 3, 2020
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) May 3, 2020
The loss of our soldiers and security personnel in Handwara(J&K) is deeply disturbing and painful. They showed exemplary courage in their fight against the terrorists and made supreme sacrifice while serving the country. We will never forget their bravery and sacrifice.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 3, 2020