Rajnath expresses grief over death of 5 soldiers in Kathua terror attack

Rajnath expresses grief over death of 5 soldiers in Kathua terror attack

New Delhi, July 9 : Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday expressed deep anguish at the loss of lives of five soldiers in terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua and said that counter terrorist operations are underway in the region.

Taking to social media handle X, Rajnath Singh said, “I am deeply anguished at the loss of five of our brave Indian Army soldiers in a terrorist attack in Badnota, Kathua (J&K).

My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. The nation stands firm with them in this difficult time. The counter-terrorism operations are underway, and our soldiers are determined to usher in peace and order in the region. I pray for a speedy recovery for those who sustained injuries in this dastardly terror attack,” the Defence Minister said.

Meanwhile, Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane too expressed his grief over the loss of the lives of five soldiers and extended his condolences to the bereaved families.

On X, Aramane said, “I express profound grief over the loss of five Bravehearts in a terrorist attack in Badnota, Kathua, and extend my deepest condolences to the bereaved families. Their selfless service to the nation will always be remembered, their sacrifice will not go unavenged, and India will defeat the evil forces behind the attack.”.

On Monday, five army personnel, including a Junior Commanding Officer (JCO), were killed after terrorists attacked an Army vehicle near Badnota village under Lohai block in Kathua district of Jammu and

UNI

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