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Guj soldier martyred in JK cremated; thousands mourn

Guj soldier martyred in JK cremated; thousands mourn

AHMEDABAD: The mortal remains of Lance Naik Gopal Singh Bhadoria, martyred in a gun-battle with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, were today consigned to flames here as thousands of grieving local residents and relatives bid a tearful adieu to the valiant soldier.

Overcome by emotions, relatives of Bhadoria, who lit the funeral pyre, called for punishing Pakistan by launching another surgical strike against terror camps across the LoC.

“Modiji carry out another surgical strike against Pakistan. Kill all terrorists in that country,” they were shouting.

Waiving the tri-colour, thousands of mourners converged for the 33-year-old soldier’s last journey and shouted slogans denouncing Pakistan, and in praise of Indian Army.

Earlier in the day, Bhadoria was given a guard of honour after his body arrived at the airport here in an Indian Air Force plane.

Several Army officials and leaders, including Gujarat Minister of State for Home Pradeepsinh Jadeja, were present at the airport. They paid floral respects to Bhadoria, whose mortal remains were kept at the airport for a while. (AGENCIES)

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