Dinesh Singh of Almora district lost his life in Handwara area of N Kashmir
After death of two soldiers a day earlier, another son of Uttarakhand sacrificed his life at Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. In an operation against militants in Handwara area of Kupwara district of North Kashmir, Dinesh Singh, a native of Mirgaon village of Dholadevi block of Almora district lost his life. In the operation which is said to have lasted for 18 hours, four other security personnel including a Colonel, a Major and Sub Inspector of special operation group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police also attained martyrdom with Dinesh Singh. The news of death of the brave-heart brought gloom to the native village of Dinesh Singh. Incidentally three army personnel belonging to Uttarakhand have lost their lives in Jammu and Kashmir within two days. On Friday, two army men from Pithoragarh district had sacrificed their lives in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The 25 year old Dinesh Singh joined Indian Army in the year 2015. His father Godhan Singh Geda too had served in the Indian Army.
Governor Baby Rani Maurya expressed grief at the martyrdom and wished strength to the family to bear the loss. The chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat also expressed deep anguish on the death of Dinesh Singh. In a message CM said that Dinesh Singh and other security personnel have made the supreme sacrifice.
The Vidhan Sabha speaker Pre Chand Aggarwal, deputy speaker Ragunath Singh Chauhan, deputy leader of opposition in state assembly Karan Mahra, former speaker Govind Singh Kunjwal and many others have expressed their condolence to the grieving family.
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