Army pay tributes to Gorkha Rifles jawan, Rajib Thapa

India, August 25: Army officials paid tribute to Naik Rajib Thapa at Bengdubi military station , who was killed in Pakistani Army firing at Nowshera sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on 23rd August.

The soldier was manning a forward post in Kalsia village of Nowshera sector when it came under unprovoked firing from across the border in the early hours.

The killing of Naik Rajib Thapa, 34, raised the death toll in the cross-border firing in the past week to four — three soldiers and one civilian.

Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC in Nowshera sector and in the exchange of fire, Naik Thapa attained martyrdom,” Defence spokesman Lt Col Devender Anand said.

He said Thapa was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier.

“The nation will always remain indebted to him for the supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” Lt Col Anand said.

Thapa was a resident of Mechpara village in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. He is survived by wife Khusbu Mangar Thapa, the spokesman said.

He said the Indian Army responded strongly and effectively to the ceasefire violation by Pakistan.


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