National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 19 November 2017
Garud commando Nirala made the supreme sacrifice during an encounter with LeT terrorists in Hajin (Bandipora) in J&K Yesterday. Six LeT terrorists including Owaid @ Osama, the nephew of 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur–Rehman Lakhvi were killed in the encounter. A army soldier was also injured in the encounter. Martyr Nirala has joined the Indian Air Force in the year 2005.
The mortal remains of martyr Corporal Jyoti Prakash are being sent to his native village Badladeeh in Rohtas district of Bihar where the last rites will be performed with military honours. Corporal Jyoti Prakash, 31, is survived by wife Sushma Nand and a three and half year old daughter, Jigyasha Kumri.
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