CM Mann extends his sympathies to the bereaved family
Patiala, September 19, 2023: As per media reports, soldier Pardeep Singh’s body was cremated with full military honours here on Tuesday as his family and residents of Balamgarh village in Patiala bid him a teary-eyed adieu.
Nearly two months short of celebrating his first wedding anniversary, 27-year-old soldier Pardeep Singh was killed while fighting insurgents in Kokernag area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
According to the news published in The Tribune, the soldier was killed during the army operation, which tragically snuffed life out of commanding officer of Indian Army’s 19 Rashtriya Rifles, Manpreet Singh, Major Aashish Dhonchak and Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Humayun Bhat. Pardeep had gone missing in the initial phase of the gunfight and his body was recovered on Monday morning.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann expressed grief and sorrow over Pardeep Singh’s death. The CM extended his sympathies with the bereaved family and said that the Punjab government is with the family in this hour of crisis.
Cabinet Minister Chetan Singh Jouramajra, joined by Deputy Commissioner Sakshi Sawhney also reached the village to express solidarity with the family. The Minister said the family has suffered immeasurable loss due to the soldier’s death and assured them all possible help from the state government.