J&K, February 19, 2019:
The Army paid tribute to four of its comrades, who were martyred in Pulwama encounter. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantonment, Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks, paid homage to all four slain soldiers.
Late Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, Havildar Sheo Ram, Sepoy Hari Singh and Sepoy Ajay Kumar sustained bullet injuries during the fierce operation in Pinglana village of Pulwama district. They were provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital but, succumbed to their injuries.
Late Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal had joined Army in 2011 and hailed from Dangwal village in Dehradun, Uttrakhand. He is survived by his wife. Late Havildar Sheo Ram had joined Army in 2000 and hailed from Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan. He is survived by his wife and a son. Late Sepoy Hari Singh had joined Army in 2011 from Rajgarh of Rewari district, Haryana. He is survived by his wife and a son. Late Sepoy Ajay Kumar hailed from Bastikri village in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh and had joined Army in 2012. He is survived by his wife and a son.