Army salutes supreme sacrifice of bravehearts killed in gunfight
   Date :15-Sep-2023

Army salutes supreme sacrifice 
ARMY Chief General Manoj Pande and all ranks of Indian Army have saluted the supreme sacrifice of Colonel Manpreet Singh, Major Aashish Dhonchak and Dy SP Humayun Muzamil Bhat of Jammu and Kashmir Police, who laid down their lives while fighting the terrorists in Anantnag, and expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. A Colonel, and Major of the Indian Army and a Deputy Superintendent of Police were killed as an encounter raged between terrorists and security forces at Kokernag in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Wednesday, officials said.
The Army salutes the valour and sacrifice of Colonel Manpreet Singh, SM and Major Aashish Dhonchak, SM of 19 RR Bn who laid down their lives in the line of duty and leading from the front in the highest traditions of the Indian Army, on September 13, while fighting terrorists in Operation Garol, Anantnag, the Indian Army said in a statement.
The bodies of Singh and Dhonchak were airlifted from Kokernag to the Army’s 92 Base Hospital in the Badamibagh Cantonment here, officials said. They said top Army, police and civil administration officials paid their last respects to the slain officers.