AMBALA: A newly married Army jawan was on Tuesday killed while foiling an infiltration bid in Gurez sector in Jammu and Kashmir near the Line of Control (LOC), officials said.
Twenty-six-year-old lance naik Vikramjeet Singh, a resident of village Tepla in Ambala, had tied the knot a few months ago, officials said.
His body will reach the Ambala Cantt Air Force station on Wednesday, they added.
Singh was among the team of soldiers who challenged a group of intruders in Gurez valley this morning. He lost his life in the ensuing encounter.
Singh’s father Baljinder is a farmer in the village situated around 10 km from Ambala Cantt while, his younger brother is also serving in the army.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Ambala, Shakti Singh visited the residence of the martyr to console his bereaved family.
Singh’s mortal remains will be cremated at his native village with full state honours, an official said.