Imphal: Ashnikumar Singh, VP, BJP Manipur Pradesh has condoled the martyrdom of five security personnel including a Colonel, Major and an SI on Sunday.
The personnel were killed during an 18-hour anti-militancy operation on North Kasmir’s Handwara area.
The martyrs have been identified as Col Ashutosh and Maj Anuj Sood (Both 19 guards), two soldiers- NK Rajesh (3 guards), LNK Dinesh (17 Guards)and one JK police sub inspector, SI JKL.
“Extremely shocked to hear about the martyrdom of 5 security personnel in an encounter with terrorists in Northern Kashmir’s Handwara area,” Ashnikumar stated. It is soul crushing to hear about our soldiers laying down their lives, leaving their young familes behind. Colonel Ashutosh Sharma has been described by colleagues and subordinates as a thorough gentleman, a truly motivated patriot who unfortunately laid down his life today, the BJP VP added.
“While the whole nation is busy fighting and helping its neighbours fight a pandemic, Pakistan as always showed its true colours again. India will forgive but never forget,” BJP leader said adding that we Indians are lucky to have had bravehearts like Colonel Ashutosh Sharma protecting us.
We will never forget their bravery and sacrifice. The whole nation salutes them, he stated.