Army pays floral tributes to Corporal Jyoti Prakash

SRINAGAR: The Army today paid floral tributes to the IAF Garud commando, Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala, who was killed in a gunfight with militants in Kashmir.

Nirala, a resident of Badladih area in Bihar’s Rohtas district, was killed during an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora yesterday. He was a member of the Indian Air Force’s Garud Commando Force.

“The Army paid tributes to Nirala, who made the supreme sacrifice during counter-terrorist operation at Hajin in Bandipora,” an army spokesman said here.

He said the IAF Garud was operating with the Army for operational experience and training.

“In a solemn ceremony at Badamibagh Cantonment here, Chinar Corps Commander, Lt Gen J S Sandhu, and all ranks, along with Air Commodore V S Choudhary, AOC 1 Wing AF, paid homage to Nirala on behalf of a proud nation,” the spokesman said.

He said the officials from other security agencies also joined in paying their last respects to the slain commando. (AGENCIES)


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