Soldier slips to death during anti-militancy operation | India News – Times of India

JAMMU: A soldier slipped to death during an anti-militancy operation along the higher reaches of Pir Panjal Range in Poonch district, army said.
PRO Defence Jammu Lt Col Devender Anand said, “At around 1315 hours, the soldier, Sepoy Lovepreet Singh (23), while operating along the higher reaches of Pir Panjal Range in a “planned” counter militancy operation suffered a 40 feet fall into a gorge while negotiating the difficult heights.”
“The valiant soldier was acting as guide to the party which was moving along a treacherous route from Jabbiwal to Bagsar of Poonch district,” Col Anand said.
“The 23-year-old Sepoy Lovepreet Singh belonged to Gurdaspur, Punjab and he is survived by his parents.”
“Sepoy Lovepreet Singh was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” Col Anand said.

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