National Defence Bureau,
Srinagar: Monday 26 Nov 2018
Army today paid befitting tribute to Late Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani, Sena Medal Bar (SM* ) who made the supreme sacrifice during Counter Terrorist operation on 25th November 2018 in Shopian District, wherein six terrorists were eliminated. In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Lt Gen AK Bhatt, 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 joined in to pay their last respects to the martyr.
Late Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani SM*, sustained bullet injuries during a fierce operation at Batagund Village in Shopian district. He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.
The braveheart form Kulgam district of south Kashmir was a highly decorated soldier and had been twice awarded Sena Medal for gallantry in August 2007 and in August 2018. The martyr, Late Lance Naik Nazir Ahmed Wani SM*, was 38 years old and had joined the Army in 2004. He belonged to Village Cheki Ashmuji of Kulgam Tehsil in Kulgam, Jammu and Kashmir and is survived by his wife and two children.
The mortal remains of the martyr were taken 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 of the martyr and remains committed to their dignity and well being.
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 15 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.