The Indian Army paid homage to Sepoy Subinesh AM, the soldier who lost his life while fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir. Subedar Subinesh was a part of the Army column that thwarted an infiltration attempt by terrorists near the Line of Control in Naushera belt of Rajouri district, on November 23.
The brave soldier, hailing from Cheliya village in Kozhikode, Kerala, was martyred after sustaining a fatal gunshot injury. He was deployed in forward area of Pokhra near Kalaal, in Naushera sector along the Line of Control (LoC)
According to reports, an Army patrol was fired upon by terrorists/inimical elements at around 7:30 on Monday morning.
“Indian troops retaliated appropriately. In the ensuing firefight, a soldier was injured who succumbed to his injuries while being evacuated to Military Hospital. Search operations are in progress,” Defence spokesman, Lt Colonel Manish Mehta, told The Indian Express.
On Tuesday, the Army organised a wreath laying ceremony at the Advanced Landing Ground of Rajouri.
The wreaths were laid on behalf of Lt Gen D S Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command and Lt Gen R R Nimbhorkar, General Officer Commanding, 16 Corps. The Officiating General Officer Commanding of Ace of Spades Division and Commander Naushera Brigade also laid wreaths.
A guard of honour was presented to the braveheart, following which, his remains were sent to his native village for the last rites. Subedar Subinesh, who is survived by his father Kunhiraman, mother Shoba and sister, Subisha, was expected to reach home for his marriage next month. The marriage was scheduled for December 20.
This is the first Army casualty along the LoC after the armies on both sides of the border held Brigade Commander level flag meeting on Sept. 21, 2015 at Chakan-da-Bagh LoC crossing point in Poonch sector, agreeing to exercise restraints so as to control the situation on LoC that had been facing repeated ceasefire violations.