Srinagar, 27 Feb 2020. Army today, paid a befitting tribute to Sepoy Karnail Singh in a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt. Lt Gen KJS Dhillon, GOC Chinar Corps and all ranks paid homage on behalf of the proud Nation. In a show of solidarity, representatives from other security agencies also joined in to pay their last respects.
Late Sepoy Karnail Singh was deployed on forward post in the Gurez Sector, on 26 February owing to sudden snow avalanche he fell into a deep gorge. He was rescued and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, Srinagar but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries. Late Sepoy Karnail Singh was 22 years old and had joined the Army in 2018. He belonged to village Changer Tarsooh of Tehsil Naina Devi Ji in District Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. He is survived by his parents.
The mortal remains of the martyr were taken for the 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 wellbeing.