Mourns Loss of Soldiers
July 10, 2024, 7:38 a.m.

Uttarakhand Mourns Loss of Soldiers in Kathua Terror Attack

Tragic Loss in Kathua Terror Attack

The recent Kathua terror attack claimed the lives of five soldiers from Uttarakhand’s Garhwal Rifles regiment. Families like that of Rifleman Anuj Negi, who tragically lost his life, are deeply affected by this devastating incident.

Upon hearing the news of her husband’s demise, Anuj Negi’s wife, Seema, was shielded from the heartbreaking news by his parents, Bharat Singh and Sumitra Devi. Anuj and Seema had been married for less than a year, making the loss even more profound as he returns home draped in the national flag.

Details of the Attack

Rifleman Anuj Negi was among those ambushed and killed by heavily-armed terrorists while patrolling the Badnota area of Jammu’s Kathua district. All victims were serving in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal Rifles regiment.

The Indian Army and Western Command paid tribute to the supreme sacrifice of Naib Subedar Anand Singh Rawat, Havaldar Kamal Singh, Naik Vinod Singh, and Riflemen Anuj Negi and Adarsh Negi, who lost their lives in the Kathua terror attack.

Heartfelt Reactions and Grief

“He was my only son and too young to die,” Mr. Singh expressed sorrowfully, reflecting on Anuj’s premature passing and the profound loss experienced by Seema.

Grief also grips the household of Havaldar Kamal Singh in Papri village, where his elderly mother, Sumita Devi, and wife Rajni, along with their young daughters, mourn his untimely death.

Rifleman Adarsh Negi, from Thati Dagar village in Tehri Garhwal district, had dreamt of a career in the Army since youth, driven by a strong desire to serve the nation. His father, Dalbir Singh Negi, a farmer, remembers his son with pride.

Naik Vinod Singh, who joined the Army in 2011 and recently visited his family in New Tehri, leaves behind grieving parents, a wife, and two young children.

The loss of Naib Subedar Anand Singh Rawat, aged 41, has left his native village in Rudraprayag mourning deeply.

State's Response and Commitment

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who received the soldiers’ remains at Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, expressed profound sorrow over the incident, vowing justice for the fallen heroes and stern action against the perpetrators and their accomplices.

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