Army pays tribute to Rifleman Lokendra Singh
Post by on Monday, June 13, 2022
Srinagar 12 Jun 2022. Army on Sunday paid tribute to Rifleman Lokendra Singh who made the supreme sacrifice on 10 Jun 2022 at a forward post along Line of Control in District Baramulla (J&K), in a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt. Lt Gen ADS Aujla, YSM, SM, VSM, Corps Commander and all ranks of Chinar Corps paid homage to the gallant soldier on behalf of the proud nation.
Late Rifleman Lokendra Singh was a deployed at a forward post along line of control in Gulmarg Sector. On 10 Jun 22 at around 10.15 PM while he was observing enemy from a surveillance post in an inclement weather was struck by lightning. Rifleman Lokendra Singh got grievously injured due to lightning strike and was immediately provided first aid at the post he was evacuated to nearest medical facility, where he was declared dead at 11:45 PM.
Late Rifleman Lokendra Singh was thirty years old and joined Army in 2011. He belonged to Village Bhadrauli of Bah Tehsil, Agra District in Uttar Pradesh and is survived by his wife, two children.
The mortal remains of Rifleman Lokendra Singh are being 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 and remains committed to their dignity and wellbeing.