Tribute paid to Army officer who slipped to death while leading a ‘Counter Infiltration Operation

Srinagar: Army today paid tribute to Major Raghunath Ahlawat, who slipped to death at Uri, in North Kashmir’s Baramulla.

Major Raghunath Ahlawat

A ceremony at BB Cantonment was held that was attended by Lt General DP Pandey, the GOC 15 Corps and all ranks of Chinar Corps.

Late Maj Raghunath Ahlawat, as per Defense Spokesperson was leading his team for a Counter Infiltration Operation based on reliable intelligence input. To identify a safe approach for the team he led from the front while carrying out reconnaissance on a route through a steep cliff.

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The Defense Spokesperson added that unfortunately, he slipped due to bad weather and slippery conditions and fell 60 meters into a ravine. Critically injured, he succumbed to his injuries enroute while being evacuated to the nearest Army Hospital.

Late Maj Raghunath Ahlawat, was 34 years old and was commissioned into the Army in 2012. He hails from Dwarka, New Delhi, and is survived by his wife and his parents.

The mortal remains of Late Maj Raghunath Ahlawat were taken for last rites to his native place, where he was laid to rest with full military honours. (KNT)

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