Nepali Gorkha soldier martyred in Jammu and Kashmir

J&K, INDIA: Exchange of fire between the Indian Army and Pakistani militants who were infiltrating the Line of Control (LoC) led to the death of Rifleman Arjun Thapa Magar on 1st January.

Arjun belonged to the Gorkha district of Nepal and was stationed in the Nowshera sector in Rajouri where the incident took place.

(Late Rifleman Arjun Thapa Magar martyred in Jammu & Kashmir) 

“In the intervening night of Tuesday, a contact was established with infiltrators in a forest Rakh Taryath in the Nowshera sector. The heavily armed terrorists retaliated by fire. In the ensuing exchange of fire, two soldiers of the Indian Army were critically injured and later succumbed to their injuries and attained martyrdom”, said Public Relations Officer, Defence, Lt Col Devender Anand.

Arjun Thapa Magar is survived by the wife Sarita Magar. Along with him one other Indian Army personnel Naik Sawant Sandip Raghunath attained martyrdom in an exchange of fire with the militants infiltrating the LoC.

Tributes were paid yesterday with full military honor which was organized at the Air Force Station, Jammu. The mortal remains will not be flown to Nepal and the final rites will be conducted in their respective hometowns.