2 soldiers killed, JCO remains missing after J-K encounter-Obituary

According to reports, two soldiers from Uttarakhand were killed while battling with terrorists in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) while a junior commissioned officer went missing.

“Two soldiers — 26-year-old Vikram Singh Negi and 27-year-old Yogambar Singh — were killed during a search and cordon operation, in the Nar Khas forest area of Poonch’s Mendhar on Thursday evening. “(The two)…displayed exemplary courage, devotion and made the supreme sacrifice in (the) line of duty. The nation will always remain indebted to these brave hearts for their supreme sacrifice for the nation. Negi hailed from village Viman Gaon, Narendra Nagar, in Uttarakhand’s Tehri Garhwal district while Singh was from village Sankari in the state’s Chamoli district”. said Defence spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand.

According to reports, an army official, who has spoken on the condition of anonymity, said that the JCO was presumed dead initially, but was finally pronounced missing, he also said that officials are making efforts to find him.