Army chief General Bipin Rawat today paid tribute to three soldiers killed in a militant attack on their convoy in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.
“General Rawat arrived in Srinagar this morning and paid tribute to Shopian martyrs at Badamibagh cantonment here, “an army official said.
The army chief laid floral wreaths on coffins carrying remains of the three soldiers, one of whom hailed from Marhama area of Anantnag.
The army chief is scheduled to visit headquarters of counter-insurgency Kilo Force and Victor Force where he will be briefed about operations in Kashmir Valley.
Bipin Rawat would also be reviewing the overall security situation prevailing in the valley hinterland and along the Line of Control.
Hizbul Mujahideen terror group militants ambushed an army convoy, killing three personnel and wounding five others, including two officers. There was also a civilian casualty. One of the three dead soldiers was sapper Sreejith M J, of Palakkad in Kerala.