Day after two Indian soldiers lost their lives after terrorists attacked an Army convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Qazigund area, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today paid tributes to them saying work is workship, and respect should be paid to all soldiers, an ANI report said. “For a soldier, work is his religion. Therefore, we are often told that work is worship. We must all pay our respect to them”, he was quoted as saying by the agency. The army chief was attending wreath laying ceremony of Naik Dipak Maity and Grenadier Manivannan G, who lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmir’s Qazigund yesterday after terrorists attacked their convoy.
“Gathered to pay homage to these 2 brave soldiers who laid their lives in the call for duty in Kashmir yesterday,” he said further.
Yesterday, two soldiers were killed and four others were injured after terrorists attacked an Army convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, a Sunday Express report said. Terrorists, who were hiding behind trees, fired at the convoy and escaped from the spot.
After the attack, the Army and the Special Operations Group of Jammu & Kashmir Police launched search operations in the area. The National Highway was also closed for at least half an hour. Hizbul Mujahideen had claimed responsibility for the attack, the paper said.
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“Four injured soldiers are being treated at Army Base Hospital. The convoy was coming towards Srinagar when it was attacked,’’ Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia was quoted as saying by the paper.
The attack had come a day after Army chief General Bipin Rawat met Army commanders at the XV Corps headquarters.