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Gorkha Naik Damodar Thapa becomes Martyr at LoC

Gorkhali Naik Damodar Thapa becomes Martyr at LoC
Gorkhali braveheart Naik Damodar Thapa of 3/1 Gorkha Rifles has given supreme sacrifice, while fighting Pak terrorists at LoC Tangdhar.

Nk. Thapa was killed in a fierce gun battle that raged at Leepa Valley near Line of Control in Tanghdar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwor district on Wednesday.

Official sources said that a group of 5-6 intruders sneaked in this side at Gageldari near Eagle Post some 8 days back. “The group of militants was hiding in the area since last week”.

They said that following the specific intelligence inputs about the presence of the group of intruders at Gageldari area, army’s 3/1 GR, 5/5 GR and 20 RR launched a massive operation to combat with the militants on Tuesday.

As such the joint team of forces intensified the combing operation in the area, the intruders sophisticated with the machine guns and motor guns opened heavy fire upon the forces, they said.

“During the heavy motor shelling, a soldier of 3/1 GR identified as Naik Damodar Thapa was injured critically”, sources said, adding that the injured was not immediately evacuated due to the intense shelling from the other side due to which the soldier succumbed to his injuries.

It was not immediately known whether the group of infiltrators returned back or they are still hiding in the area, sources said, adding that the joint team of forces along with the extra contingent of forces cordoned off the whole area and launched the hunt to track down the militant group.

TheDC team prays to God for providing strength to the bereaved family at this hour of grief.

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