Sixth Kargil martyr
from Amritsar district cremated
AMRITSAR: Naik Kuldip
Singh of 19 Rifles Regiment, the sixth Kargil martyr
from Amritsar district, was on Tuesday cremated with
full military honours at his native Kang Kalan
village near the historic town of Goindwal.
Punjab minister for animal
husbandry Rattan Singh and senior Army officials
laid wreaths on the body of the jawan.
A contingent of the 14
Rifles Regiment paid a guard of honour by firing in
the air. A large number of villagers from adjoining
villages also attended the cremation.
The body of Naik Singh was
airlifted to Jammu from Srinagar on Monday and later
brought to his village by road.
Naik Singh, (28), left
behind his old parents, Swaran Singh and Bachan Kaur,
two children and wife Kulwant Kaur and three
A choked Swaran Singh told
senior Army officials that he was ready to send his
other three sons to the Army if the country needed
Hav Baldev Singh, who was
cremated in his village Bhuller in Tarn Taran area
on Monday with full military honours, was the fifth
Kargil martyr from Amritsar district. (PTI)
The Times of India News Service