In a solemn ceremony at Badami Bagh Cantonment today, Homage‬ was paid to Late Naik Gawade Pandurang Mahadev who sacrificed his life for the country.

The soldier had been critically injured in a fierce encounter that resulted in the elimination of five heavily armed terrorists on 21 May 2016 in Drugmulla, Kupwara.

He was evacuated to the Military Hospital but unfortunately succumbed to his injuries yesterday. The martyr is survived by his wife and two young children.

Source : ADGPI