Army today paid a befitting tribute to Maj Vikas Singh who made the supreme sacrifice on 14 April 2019 in the line of duty. The officer was leading a patrol in the mountainous terrain along line of control in Northern Kashmir. While attempting to save the soldier in front of him who had slipped, the officer lost his footing and fell down the mountain. Owing to the severity of the fall, he sustained grievous injuries to his head and chest. He was evacuated to 92 Base Hospital for medical treatment, but succumbed to the injuries sustained during the fall. Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, Chinar Corps Commander and all ranks paid homage to the martyr on behalf of a proud nation. In a show of solidarity, representatives from other security agencies also paid their last respects to the martyr.
The martyr, Maj Vikas Singh, was 29 years old and had joined the Army in 2010. He belonged to Village Tarighat of Ghazipur District of Uttar Pradesh and is survived by his wife and a daughter. The mortal remains of the martyr were flown for last rites to his native place, where he would be laid to rest with full military honours. In this hour of grief, the Army stands in solidarity with the bereaved family and remains committed to their dignity and well being.