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Soldier dies in mishap in Poonch

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Poonch: A soldier was killed after he fell down into 40-ft gorge during an anti-militancy operation along the higher reaches of Pir Panjal Range in Poonch district, army said.
A Defence ministry spokesman based in Jammu said that soldier, Sepoy Lovepreet Singh, while operating along the higher reaches of Pir Panjal Range in a “deliberately planned” counter militancy operation, suffered the 40 feet fall into a gorge while negotiating the difficult heights.
“The valiant soldier was acting as guide to the party which was moving along a treacherous route from Jabbiwal to Bagsar(Poonch),” he said.
The 23-year-old soldier belonged to Gurdaspur, Punjab. He is survived by his parents.
“Sepoy Lovepreet Singh was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” it added.


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