Major Prafulla Moharkar, who was killed in a cross-border attack by Pakistan troops in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday last, was cremated with full military honours at his village in Maharashtra on Wednesday. The mortal remains of 32-year-old Major were consigned to flames at Bhandara district’s Pavni, his native village, in the presence of his father Ambadas Moharkar.
During the last rites, gun salutes were offered by the Army and the state police to the young officer. Thousands of people had gathered in the village to pay their respects to Major Praful, who is survived by his wife AvoliMoharkar. State Minister Rajkumar Badole and former member of parliament NanaPatole were among those who were present on the occasion.
Major Moharkar Prafulla Ambadas, Lance Naik Gurmail Singh, LanceNaik Kuldeep Singh and Sepoy Pargat Singh were brave and sincere soldiers. The nation will always remain indebted to them for their supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty, the Army said in a statement.
To avenge the killing of the four valiant Indian soldiers, five army commandos of the Ghatak battalion crossed the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch on Monday evening and killed four Pakistani soldiers.
In April, two soldiers were murdered and mutilated near the Line of control. It was suspected to be an attack by the Border Action Team. Weeks later, the Army released a video of a massive assault on Pakistani posts on May 23. India had thwarted the last such effort in September this year when a large team of BAT soldiers were forced to retreat.
In June, India had managed to kill two of the intruders when a similar attack by the amuch-smaller team was carried out but two Indian soldiers had also lost their lives.UNI PK SS HK2217 Source – webindia123.com
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